Alexander Ferguson, from 1986 to 201CBE is the successful manager of the high flying English club Manchester United. He was also the former manager of the Scottish football team and his stint with the Manchester United club from year 1986 to 2013 had drawn widespread acclaim and admiration for his stewardship and rated as the most successful in the golden history of football.
Ferguson was born on 31st December 1914 at Glasgow, Scotland and assumed the position of a forward in his playing days. He had a highly successful stint as a manager of Aberdeen and prior to that, he managed East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren. Following that, he managed the Scotland national team and in 1986 took over the mantle with Manchester United.
He was the longest serving manager thus setting a new record of more than 26 years as a football club manager. Among his several records he also holds the benchmark the most winning manager of the year in English soccer history. He also won the European cup more than one time and his knighthood came in 1999 for the priceless services he offered to football. He also won the award of freedom of the City of Aberdeen among others.
His association with Manchester United came to an end when he retired on 8th May, 2013 as manager. During the long tenure of 26 years, Ferguson won 38 trophies with 13 Premier League titles and 2 UEFA Champions League. His playing career as senior with several clubs included 317 appearances and 171 goals and his national record with the Scotland team puts him at 9 matches with 9 goals. Apart from Manchester United the clubs he managed during his career included East Stirlingshire, St. Mirren and Aberdeen. On the personal front Ferguson married Cathy Ferguson in 1966 and has three sons out of the marriage.