Sir Alex Ferguson turns 80 today and there is no end to his reign as the most successful manager in world football.
The veteran boss retired from the dug-out eight years ago.
but the legendary former Manchester United The manager’s 49 trophies is still the biggest run for any top-flight boss.
His 13 love titles put him together Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola!
And no one has managed to emulate his 1999 Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble.
Even United have yet to recover since his departure.
Despite the efforts of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club has not picked up the title again since Ferguson’s retirement.
Scott has enjoyed a historic career with a host of memorable moments.
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And all this did not happen in the Theater of Dreams.
Here Sun Sport takes a brief trip down memory lane so that the icon turns 80.
Happy Birthday, Fergie!
Young Fergie moved to St Johnstone at the age of 19, joining Queen’s Park in her teens as an amateur while she was an apprentice instrument maker in Glasgow.
When he reached the age of 20 on December 31, 1961, he was playing as a forward for the Saints.
He spent four seasons at St Johnstone and was three years at Dunfermline before a dream switch to Rangers for £65,000 in his twenties.
But by the time he was 30 in late 1971, playing for Fergie Falkirk, he was moved to Baron’s when he was 28.
By the time he was 40 on New Year’s Eve in 1981, he had enjoyed his first honors as boss.
Fergie was 35 in 1977 when he guided St Mirren to a First Division title.
He won three top-flight crowns at Aberdeen in 1980 at the age of 38 – he won the 1983 Cup Winners’ Cup.
Now established after a rocky first few years as manager of Manchester United, Fergie tasted his first European success with the club in the year of his 50th birthday.
United achieved the 1991 Cup Winners’ Cup in Rotterdam, beating Barcelona 2–1 in the final – both goals scored by Mark Hughes.
In another milestone year, Fergie United continued to dominate the English game in 2001.
They won their seventh Prem title in nine years, this time with five games left.
Scott also became the first owner to win three consecutive English titles with the same team.
After leading United to their 20th league title in 2011, Fergie revealed that he would retire at the end of the season but would remain at the club as an ambassador.
He will be assigned the same role at UEFA before taking up a long-term teaching position at Harvard University.
Since recovering from emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage in 2018, Fergie enjoys herself by taking care of her racing horses, watching sports at Old Trafford and spending time with his wife, Cathy.
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