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Alex was born on 31 December 1941. He was born in Glasgow in Scotland. The name of his father is Alexander Beaton Ferguson and Alex’s mother’s name is Elizabeth Ferguson. Alex’s father worked in Shipbuilding Company. It is also known that Alex has a younger brother whose name is Martin. To complete his education, Alex went to Broomloan Road primary school. He later enrolled in Govan High School after completing his primary school.
Talking about Alex’s career, he started as a footballer when he was 16 years old but it took him long time to sign a contract. The first contract which he signed was in 1964 and that was the time when he became a professional footballer. His football career didn’t last long as a player and it was in 1974 when he decided to stop playing football. He had some other career plans which he revealed the same year.
In 1974, he started his journey as a team manager. The first team that he managed was that of East Stirlingshire. The same year, he became the manager of St Mirren and he was the man behind the improvement in the team. Alex was later asked to leave the club and at that time he started working for Aberdeen. It was because of Alex that Aberdeen started winning a lot of matches. They even won the Scottish Cup. Later in 1986, he joined Manchester United as a manager.
It is known that Alex was responsible for signing players like Brian McClair and Steve Bruce who contributed in winning a lot of games. During Alex’s tenure, Manchester united also won a lot of series like FA Cup of 1999, FA Charity Shield and UEFA Champions League. Alex had been really successful as a manager and the credit of most of the wins of the team goes to him. It was in 2013 when Alex announced his retirement. Alex also said that he is only retiring as a manager and he will continue to be the director of the club.
In 2014, Alex became the Coaching Ambassador of UEFA and he also took up a job of a teacher at the prestigious Harvard University. During his career, Alex had also been a part of many controversies but his success was never affected by any of them. As a player, Alex played a total of 317 matches in which he scored 171 goals. And as a manager his scored have been impressive too. He commands a win percentage of about 58.14%
He married Cathy Ferguson in 1996. After the marriage, his wife gave birth to three children. Alex also received an Honorary Doctorate. He received it from the Manchester Metropolitan University. Alex also wrote his autobiography and the book was released in 2013. The name of his autobiography is ‘My Autobiography’. In 2012, Alex’s statue was put up at Old Trafford. Alex’s annual salary is 10.9 Million Great Britain Pounds and his net worth is estimated to be around 60 Million US Dollars. Alex’s net worth speaks of his success.
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