Sir Alex Ferguson, the fearsome Scot who after 26 years in charge of Manchester United stepped down as manager earlier this year has just released his latest autobiography, simply titled - My Autobiography. We take a look at five books that have all been about the Old Scotsman who many consider to be the greatest Manager in football.
#5 Football – Bloody Hell!: The Biography of Alex Ferguson
Author: Patrick Barclay
Patrick Barclay, then the Chief Football Correspondent of The Times, published this chronicle about the life of his fellow Scotsman and Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson in 2010. Barclay talked to Ferguson’s fellow managers, his former players, colleagues and commentators for the book and didn’t let his rather unsentimental view on his fellow countryman botch up what is one the best books on Ferguson.
The book took the readers into Ferguson’s life, from his early life in Govan, Scotland through his playing career and his managerial one after that. The Irish Independent Newspaper after reviewing the book stated “Barclay has written a wonderful book. Football — Bloody Hell! captures the contradictions and battery-acid sourness of this complex personality just as eloquently as it elucidates his genius.”