Managing My Life: The Autobiography by Alex Ferguson
Managing My Life: The Autobiography by Alex Ferguson is a very interesting story of a man who contributed just as much to the success of Manchester United as the greatest superstars on the field, if not even more so. Recently retired manager of Manchester United played an important role in the club’s success in the last 25 years and in his book, he tells all about how it’s like being the manager of one of England’s most successful football clubs. But he also tells a lot about his early life, playing years and personal life.
About the Author
Sir Alex Ferguson (born 1941) is one of the most famous football managers in the world. He became involved with football as young as 16 when he debuted as amateur for Queen’s Park. He spent his entire playing career in Scotland, playing for several Scottish clubs until 1974 when he ended his career as a professional football player. Almost immediately after quitting playing career, Ferguson became the manager of Falkirk-based East Stirlingshire. The following year he moved to lower ranking but larger St. Mirren. He managed the club until 1978 when he joined Aberdeen and helped the club win 4 Scottish Cups, 3 Scottish Premier League Championship titles and 1 Scottish League Cup, the Drybrough Cup, the European Super Cup and the European Cup Winner’s Cup.
In 1986, Ferguson joined Manchester United and stayed with the club until his retirement in 2013. During his 26 years with Manchester United, he went on winning as many as 13 league titles, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups and 2 Champions League titles. He also received a number of other awards including the record 4 LMA Manager of the Year, 11 Premier League Manager of the Season, 2 LMA Special Merit Awards and many others. In 1999 when he was knighted for his contribution to sport by the Queen, he received the greatest honour possible.
Managing My Life: The Autobiography Details
Ferguson’s Managing My Life: The Autobiography was published in 1999 but one year later, a 2nd revised edition was published. With a little bit patience and research, it is still possible to find the first edition. Signed autobiographies are offered on online auctions too but they are mainly 2nd editions. In case you don’t manage to find an autographed first edition of the book, it may be worth to remember that a new autobiography was announced to be issued in 2013 and will also cover the period after 1999.