At the end of last season, Sir Alex Ferguson CBE concluded 26 years in charge of Manchester United, and celebrated by leading the Red
Devils to their 20th top division title.
The Glaswegian had been the longestserving and most successful manager in British football, clinching 49 trophies and numerous other awards along the way.
After managing St Mirren and East Stirling, Ferguson moved to Aberdeen in 1978, earning the Dons 10 trophies in seven years.
And after guiding Scotland through the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Ferguson began to turn the tide at United – the 1990 FA Cup success providing the catalyst for a run of domestic success that may never be bettered by one man.
Two Champions League titles, 13 Premier League wins and five FA Cup final victories were key achievements, but ‘Fergie’ was also
England’s Manager of the Year 10 times, the LMA Manager of the Year three times, and Manager of the Decade for the 1990s.