Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson
  • Alex Ferguson

  • Widely hailed as Scotland’s most successful football manager since Jock Stein, Alex Ferguson’s achievements with Aberdeen are unparalleled, creating and consolidating a new force in British and European football. Since joining the Dons in 1978, the ambitious, hard-driving and controversial ‘Fergie’ has seen his side capture eight major trophies – The European Cup-Winners’ Cup, European Super Cup, three Scottish Premier League titles and three Scottish Cups.

    In A Light in the North, Alex Ferguson tells for the first time the story the fans have been waiting for.

Alex Ferguson was born and brought up in Govan, Glasgow. He has always been a controversial figure, never far from the limelight, from the time he led an apprentices’ strike before entering full-time football. As a player with a reputation as uncompromising centre-forward his clubs included Glasgow Rangers, Dunfermline and Falkirk, and he became a spokesman for the player’s union. His first appointment as manager was with East Stirling, from where he moved to Love Street, where St Mirren’s crowds under his dynamic leadership rose from 3,000 to 12,000. He joined the Pittodrie set-up as manager in 1978.

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