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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Alex Ferguson's autobiographies; Teaser Tuesday

Alex Ferguson's two autobiographies

Perhaps the greatest British football manager ever, Alex Ferguson managed Manchester United for the best part of 27 years, an unparalleled feat of longevity in our time. Coupled with huge and continuous success, Alex Ferguson restored the glory years to this illustrious club, elevating it above Liverpool as the most successful English team in history.

"Managing My Life" is the first of his autobiographies beginning from his early days growing up in Govan, his days as a player in Scotland, his seasons as a manager in Scotland, and his spell in charge of Manchester United up until the famous Euorpean Cup final triumph on that magical night in Barcelona in 1999.

"One Year On - Fully Updated Edition" is the second of his works and covers his time from his first European Cup success up until his retirement, and beyond as the club moved forward under new management.

These two books provide the avid sports fan with a fascinating look into the world of football, the management of human beings, the daily hard work that it takes to be successful, behind-the-scenes intricacies involving players and coaches, transfer policies and transactions, balancing family life with work, while also looking back in some detail on momentous and significant matches which shaped Manchester United.

A thoroughly enjoyable and intriguing read, and rather unique of its kind. There will probably never be a manager again like Alex Ferguson who can stay for 27 years at a club the stature of Manchester United.



Here's a teaser from 'Alex Ferguson, One Year On,' by Alex Ferguson, in conjunction with Teaser Tuesday which is held by MizB at Should Be Reading:

"He was such a brilliant long passer that he could choose a hair on the head of any team-mate answering the call of nature at our training ground. Gary Neville once thought he had found refuge in a bush, but Scholesy found him from 40 yards."

Ok, I thought that was hilarious, but I guess you have to be a football fan to really appreciate it!


5 comments:

PD Workman said...

That's a great teaser, even for a non-football fan!

Mine this week is from a spy thriller: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-blood-line/

Trish said...

I'm not a football/sports fan but I do get a kick out of sport movies! I never heard of this gentleman. thanks for sharing!

trish - my teaser

sherry fundinh said...

Good one. LOL I am a football lover.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Juli Rahel said...

This really does sound like fun! I'm not a massive ManU fan, so Ferguson was never really on my radar although you can't watch football and not know about him of course! I hope you enjoyed both biographies! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great week!
My Tuesday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

Laura Thomas said...

Ha ha! That's a good one. I could see it:)

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/17/teaser-tuesdays-102-the-loch-by-steve-alten/

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