Yhb5rdfSIR ALEX FERGUSON – BY ELLEN BERIOS
Sir Alex Ferguson is considered to be one of the most successful coaches/managers in British football history. Ending a shining career after the 2012/13 season, throughout the years he has brought many victories home while lifting over thirty trophies in Old Trafford.
Ferguson first began his managing career at the age of 32, at East Stirlingshire in 1974. Although he made a great impact on the club with his fiery and competitive nature, and leading the team to the first division championships in 1977, he was soon after fired for a breach of contract. Determined to redeem his reputation, Ferguson led Aberdeen to three Scottish Premier League titles, four Scottish Cups, a League Cup, a Super Cup and a European Cup Winners' Cup over eight seasons.
In November 1986 Ferguson then took over as boss for the world known club Manchester United. His job was considered to be ‘on the line’ after a rough patch in the 1989/90 season, but the reds proved themselves to be the best by winning the FA cup that year. After this win many more were to come including being the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1991, the League Cup in '92 and the elusive Premier League championship in '93.
Ferguson’s greatest achievement was said to be in the 1988/90 season when he became the first manager of a British side to win a trio: the Premier league championship, the FA cup and the European cup. This marked the start of a series of wins by the reds, winning three consecutive Premier League titles and four in five years. Ferguson received the Manager of the Decade award in 2003, presented by the FA Premier League to mark the first ten years of the premiership. In addition, he led United to three straight Premier league titles in the year 2007-09, as well as European Cup and FIFA World Cup victories in 2008, and back-to-back League Cups in 2009-10. Another milestone in his career was in December 2010 when he became the longest...