Alex Ferguson

  • Alex Ferguson to become a Harvard lecturer 04-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will be swapping the dugout for the lectern after agreeing a long-term teaching position at Harvard University. The 72-year-old Scot, who ended his glittering reign at Old Trafford last year after 26 years in charge, will share his wisdom as an academic in a...
  • Even Ferguson would have struggled this season, says Moyes 29-03-2014 10:45 PM

    Even the great Alex Ferguson would have struggled as manager of Manchester United this season, his under-fire successor David Moyes said on Saturday. The Premier League champions are languishing in seventh place in the table, 18 points behind leaders Chelsea and 12 behind Arsenal who occupy the final Champions League...
  • United, City renew hostilities in Manchester derby 25-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Manchester: As statements of intent go, it couldn't have been much bigger. "If we only consider this season," Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, "there is just one club in Manchester - and it's ours." That comment - an eye-catching one from a coach usually so reserved in front of...
  • Manchester United's displays have been shameful this season 22-03-2014 09:53 AM

    With the retirement of legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, things were going to be different. But the change has been rather dramatic. From being title contenders to mid table dwellers - it has been a fight this season for Manchester United to keep their reputation intact. David Moyes' boys are going...
  • Alex Ferguson congratulates Arsene Wenger on managerial milestone 21-03-2014 05:33 PM

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson spoke of his admiration for Arsenal on Friday as he congratulated old foe Arsene Wenger for reaching his 1,000th game in charge. The pair, now friends, had an intense rivalry as managers and did not speak to each other for five years after...
  • I still have the belt my teacher used to beat me with at school: Alex Ferguson 28-02-2014 06:04 PM

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he owes his success to being beaten with a belt by his favourite school-teacher when he stepped out of line as a schoolboy. Ferguson, 72, the most successful manager in British soccer history, says he now has the belt in his study...
  • Alex Ferguson appointed to UEFA coaching role 24-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Nyon, Switzerland: UEFA has appointed Alex Ferguson to oversee its coaching programs. UEFA President Michel Platini says the former Manchester United manager will be chairman of its elite club coaches' conference held each September. Ferguson says "it is an honour and a privilege to accept this role." Ferguson retired last...
  • Manchester United in decline as David Moyes era faces crunch time 06-01-2014 06:09 PM

    England: Moments before Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford for the final time as a coach, he issued a defiant message to the Manchester United fans who were so used to hanging on his every word. "I'd like to remind you," Ferguson said as he stood inside the center circle, getting...
  • No home comforts as United fans turn on David Moyes 06-01-2014 09:13 AM

    Manchester: When Alex Ferguson finally called time on his career, he stood on the Old Trafford pitch and invited Manchester United fans to support his successor by remembering the dark times as well as the good. "I'd also like to remind you that when we had bad times here, the...
  • Man United comeback never in doubt, says Moyes 27-12-2013 08:23 AM

    Manchester: Troubled though his early months at Manchester United have been, manager David Moyes can rest easy that his side have lost none of the fighting spirit they used to display regularly under Alex Ferguson. When the champions fell 2-0 down after 13 minutes at Hull City on Thursday, United's...
  • Football Yearender: Bayern Munich, Ferguson hog the limelight 19-12-2013 10:41 AM

    From Bayern Muinch becoming the European powerhouse to shocking exit of Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson, football saw the best and the worst happening in the year 2013. Here are some of the events that caught everyone's attention on and off the pitch. Brazil the centre of attention ahead of...
  • Famous football retirements in 2013 16-12-2013 10:30 AM

    The retirement of iconic Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson grabbed the most prime-time space around the world, but there were big names like David Beckham, Michael Owen, Paul Scholes and Louis Saha who also hung their boots in 2013. Here's the elite list: Alex Ferguson The Manchester United manager announced...
  • I'm responsible for Manchester United's poor results: David Moyes 09-12-2013 10:47 PM

    London: David Moyes said Manchester United's players are hurting after consecutive Premier League defeats at Old Trafford but he was "responsible" for the club's poor start to the season. United languish in ninth place in the Premier League following 1-0 losses to Everton and Newcastle United in the space of...
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography - It's about control and settling old scores 05-12-2013 01:59 PM

    Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography sees how the former Manchester United boss transformed a struggling club into one of the world's best; across 26 years, how he transformed United from just another football club into a worldwide business brand. Rather than 'My Autobiography', the book should have really been called "Settling...
  • Poll: Tendulkar, Jobs, Agassi - whose goodbye speech did you love the most? 19-11-2013 03:06 PM

    It's never easy to say goodbye. Tennis great Andre Agassi broke down on the field and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar bid a sombre adieu to millions of fans in a speech televised live. Their speeches made you love them more and had you tear up too as you realise that this...
  • Moyes packs Fergie's autobiography for Sociedad trip 05-11-2013 04:01 PM

    Manchester: Manchester United manager David Moyes has the perfect troubleshooting guide with him if Tuesday's encounter at Real Sociedad is not going to plan, having packed Alex Ferguson's autobiography in his suitcase. When his retired predecessor's book came out last month, Moyes said he was too busy to read it...
  • Eriksson agreed to replace Ferguson at Manchester United in 2002 04-11-2013 10:41 AM

    Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says he signed a contract to replace Alex Ferguson at Manchester United when the Scot announced his intention to retire in 2002. Ferguson stepped down after 27 years in charge at Old Trafford at the end of last season but had previously indicated that he...
  • Moyes enjoys late victory straight out of Fergie manual 26-10-2013 11:21 PM

    London: It is unlikely David Moyes has had time to read Alex Ferguson's latest autobiography yet but the way his Manchester United pulled a victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday was straight out of the old master's manual. Trailing 2-1 at home to Stoke City in the 78th...
  • Alex Ferguson return cannot be ruled out, says Arsene Wenger 26-10-2013 01:20 PM

    London: Alex Ferguson could return to a job in football management despite his retirement at the end of last season, according to his old Arsenal adversary Arsene Wenger. "In six months we will know more about that. You cannot rule it completely out," Wenger was quoted as saying about the...
  • Rooney gets Fergie's autobiography from his mates as birthday gift 24-10-2013 03:59 PM

    London: Manchester United team mates have clubbed together to buy Wayne Rooney a special present for his 28th birthday on Thursday - former manager Alex Ferguson's autobiography which criticises the forward for being a slow learner with fitness problems. Not that the England and United multi-millionaire is too bothered what...
  • Wayne Rooney thankful Ferguson has set record straight 24-10-2013 09:00 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was glad on Wednesday former manager Alex Ferguson had now backtracked on comments that triggered months of speculation over the player's future. Before bowing out after winning a 13th Premier League trophy of his almost 27-year reign at Old Trafford in May, Ferguson said...
  • Grand setting as Ferguson delivers word from on high 22-10-2013 11:54 PM

    London: It was irreverently described as the biggest book release since The Bible and the publishers certainly guarded Alex Ferguson's latest book of revelations with more reverence than most football autobiographies. Ferguson, who retired as Manchester United manager in May, arrived to meet the world's media in a grand, chanderliered...
  • Beckham's mission was to be famous: Alex Ferguson 22-10-2013 07:05 PM

    London: A decade after kicking a boot at David Beckham's head, Alex Ferguson used his autobiography to criticize the star's apparent pre-occupation with fame. At Manchester United, Ferguson developed Beckham into one of the world's most recognizable sportsmen, but the midfielder left United in 2003 for Real Madrid under a...
  • Moyes endures bumpy ride surrounded by Ferguson reminders 21-10-2013 05:14 PM

    Manchester: As Manchester United manager David Moyes struggles to string together back-to-back Premier League wins, there are reminders everywhere he looks that this type of form is not what the English champions are used to. Saturday's 1-1 draw against Southampton was at Old Trafford where the Sir Alex Ferguson stand,...
  • Street close to Old Trafford named after Alex Ferguson 15-10-2013 11:49 AM

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson unveiled a street named in his honour. The street, previously known as Waters Reach, was Monday named Sir Alex Ferguson Way which is near the English champions' Old Trafford ground, reports Xinhua. Ferguson, 71, retired at the end of last season following his...
  • Road near Old Trafford to be named 'Sir Alex Ferguson Way' 14-10-2013 04:43 PM

    England: A road adjacent to Manchester United's Old Trafford is to be renamed Sir Alex Ferguson Way in honour of the club's long-serving manager who retired in May after nearly 27 years in charge. Ferguson, who is now a director at the Premier League club, will also be given the...
  • Rooney happy at United after midfield misery 10-10-2013 02:50 PM

    London: Wayne Rooney's unhappiness at Manchester United last season stemmed from being forced to play in midfield but he says he is now settled at the club under new manager David Moyes. It had been widely reported that the 27-year-old was upset at life under former manager Alex Ferguson and...
  • Players to blame for poor start by Manchester United: Giggs 04-10-2013 04:59 PM

    London: Ryan Giggs says there is no excuse for Manchester United's poor start to the season and insists the players, not manager David Moyes, are to blame. United has won only two of its opening six matches in the English Premier League - its worst start to a season in...
  • David Beckham 'lost focus', says Ferguson 03-10-2013 10:02 AM

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said that his one-time star midfielder David Beckham had "lost focus" following his marriage to pop star Victoria Adams of the Spice Girls. Ferguson, who retired as United manager at the end of last season following a trophy-laden stint of nearly 27...
  • Moyes plugs in the hairdryer after derby mauling 23-09-2013 04:41 PM

    London: Manchester United manager David Moyes left his players in no doubt about his feelings after a crushing 4-1 defeat at rivals Manchester City had him holding his head in his hands. Monday's newspapers reported that the Scot had given his beaten side a blast of the infamous Alex Ferguson...