Alex Ferguson – The Best Manager Ever?

Alex Ferguson could be the best football manager who has ever lived, and that’s saying soemthing.

Alex Ferguson – an unbelievable record of accomplishment

There will always be arguments about who was is very best of course, but in terms of winning trophies, there’s nobody comes near Sir Alex – but more of that later.

Alan Pardew is good friends with Alex Ferguson and he speaks regularly with the Old Trafford manager – such as asking – are there any players we can have from you?

And it seems that Sir Alex even recommended that moving to Newcastle would be an excellent career move for Alan Pardew, whom Alex said is considered as a London manager, after managing Reading, West Ham United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton.

Well at least Southampton is 80 miles from London.

But from what I can tell, as soon as Alan was offered the Newcastle manager job, he simply couldn’t believe he could soon become manager of such a famous club as Newcastle United – notice I said famous, not successful. 😀

It turns out that Pardew has never beaten Alex Ferguson and Manchester United while he’s been a manager – so we suppose there’s a first time for everything.

This is what Alan said about Alex Ferguson today:

“I speak to Sir Alex about a few things, and we’ve had some good games,” “I’ve not been on a winning side against him, other than as a player.”“So it would be nice to get my first win as a manager against him.”

“He sets the standard for the division and for our union, so it’s nice to cross swords with him.”  “Manchester United are the champions-elect in my opinion, that’s what we’ll be facing on Tuesday night.” “It’s a game I’m really looking forward to, and I think the players are relishing it.”

“They can’t wait for it, and I think the crowd and the stadium will reflect that as well.” “We’re obviously not 100% safe.” “We understand that, we’re not taking anything for granted.”  “We need another win, or maybe a couple of points to be sure, and we want to get there as quickly as we can.”

It will be really tough on Tuesday night, but with Newcastle being so inconsistent,  we suppose it’s possible to do something completely unexpected, and even win the game.

We certainly hope so – and that would be unbelievable – and we’d be safe too!

And finally a little bit on Alex Ferguson and his management career with St. Mirren, Aberdeen and Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson has won 46 trophies – but that includes 9 Charity Shields.

Ferguson has won 11 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, two European Champions League titles, and that’s while he’s been at Manchester United.

While he managed at Aberdeen, from 1978 until 1986 (when he joined the Red Devils), he put a dent in Rangers and Celtic winning everything all the time.

Alex had Aberdeen win 3 Scottish PL titles, 4 Scottish Cups, one Scottish League Cup, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup in his eight years at Pittodrie.

In his overall management career, Alex has managed in 2,037 games, won 1,177, drawn 472 and lost only 388, for a win percentage of 57.8 and a loss percentage of only 19.

Love him or hate him, it’s very hard to argue with Alex Ferguson’s management record in football, which is simply unbelievable.

Enough said – now to get a win on Tuesday night. 😀

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1


  • Charlietoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #2

    What’s our manager won?

  • Graeme

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s won even less than the TOOOOON have won!! I was there in 69 and the FA Cup and League cup defeats, I cant see that changing anytime soon with Pardew in charge!

    Just hope FCB stumps up some serious money for a summer re-build – God knows we need some good players bringing in!!

    Fingers crossed, live in hope!!

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #4

    fergie the best

  • ganiyu

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    alan padrew will be the best manager to bring out the best in this club

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Dear God, Please give us Sir Bobby Robson back and we will give you Sir Alex Ferguson in exchange.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Well said GG. He’s a conniving, cantankerous codger. Zero nobility, as his title suggests.

  • scottoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Top man no doubt. But we all make mistakes. I am sure he regrets leaving Pittodrie for manure. I certainly regret having him bring his recipe for success to that shite club!

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Wigan and W.Ham already taken the lead!

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Alex Ferguson the best ? (i dont think so)

    Maybe someone called SIR BOBBY ROBSON…..

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #11

    What a shame he’s such a horrible man.

    Why does success come to people like him and that scrote Rooney ??

  • boater

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Abgonlahor doesn’t seem to be a starter under Houllier these days. I still rate him over young and could see him being a massive hit at the toon. Wonder how much he would cost these days!?!?

  • jaw4life

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #13

    N’zogbia doing the business for Wigan today, assist and goal…

  • Nolan96

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Worth a punt Boater.He’s electric and brilliant when he’s on form. It was on the radio earlier that Chelsea might listen to offers for Drogba as he only has one season left on his contract. He’s 33 and yes, he might not fit the age bill but he is world class. Worth Ashley putting a cheeky £9/10 million bid in? Thats’s providing a big team in the champions league don’t come in for him of course 🙂

  • toonfan09

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #15

    people say fergie is the best but he hasnt done enough for me u look at what sir bobby did managing abroad and won meadals and everything fergie has never really tried t spent most of his career at manure and some of the manure teams he has managed cud have won the league with souness in charge yes he has done good for manure but for me he will never be a true great such as clough, robson etc

  • jimiley

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Alan Pardew will prove himself to be the greatest manger in the Toons history. We all need patience so that he can work his subtleties on the club. Pardew backed by Mike A will power this club into a top four operator. We will win something!!!!!!!

  • toonjohners

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #17

    I Hate old red nose.. Can’t wait for him to retire..

    Streams for the footy today:

  • jimiley

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #18

    You are talking utter bollocks man. He has won more than any British manager in the history of the game. Its actually harder to do it at one club than at several. To maintain his influence at one club over 20 odd years is unbelievable. I cannot stand the guy but you cannot say he not a true great.

  • Mo Drysdale

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Team for Manure game.





    Bench: Ranger, Airey, Raylor, Saylor, Krul, Ireland & HBA ?

  • Thump

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Drogba is worth at least 15 goals a season and that’s when he’s not on form.

    No chance of it happening though.

  • connor_nufc

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    sunderland really gd

  • jaw4life

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #22

    anyone know where we can see that ‘exclusive’ interview with hatem ben arfa… dont have the money to buy an account.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #23

    Mackems – 1 point in 27 – relegation form! 🙂

  • davybtoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #24

    i know were only a point above the mackems but i cant see were next points are coming fromthey could go down were daffy now

  • davybtoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #25

    that is i cant see were the mackems next points are coming from
    ares gonna come from blackpool n birmingham games

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Apr 16, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #26

    all i can say is . . .
    it was the ice on the runway that made the aeroplane go down, the aeroplane go down, the aeroplane go down,it was the ice on the runway that made the aeroplane go down, the aeroplane go down, the aeroplane go down in the most delightful way!
    who’s that lying on the runway? who’s that dying in the snow? its mat busby and his boys making all the f*****g niose coz they cant get the aeroplane to go. der der der der, der der der der
    always look on the runway for ice

    chant which the bin dipping rats invented. i’m expecting a blast from the leazes corner with us singing that chant!

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 16, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Alex Ferguson Has Won a Lot of Trophies But Never Managed Abroad so I would Say The Guvnor Has To be The One And Only SIR BOBBY ROBSON GEORDIE LEGEND !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Hopefully Bobby Will Have Heaven TV On Watching The Game on Tuesday Night And Give us a Win . Jonas to Score The Winner !!!!!

  • gorskino10

    Apr 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Sir Bobby Robson BEST MANAGER EVER!

    Fergie took like 5+ years to build a team who were top 5 to get the top? Always spending MASSIVE money considering every other club (Before BIG Takeovers at City/Chelsea)
    He bought his way to a title! so i cannot say he is best ever, a manager like Brian Cluff is a mile better than Fergie.

  • toonfan09

    Apr 16, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #30

    not denying he has done it for utd but look at the money he has had u rekon he cuda done what clough did in his career u need to take ur head out of his arse look at the money he has had to spend compare to what clough had and to say its easier to dot it in more than one club that us utter bollocks cos u need to adapt to different styles of football and gain a greater knowledge of the game

  • Sir Alan

    Apr 17, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #31

    I personally think that given the resources available, there are not many managers currently better than David Moyes. He creates wonders with Everton and always finishes in and around the top 7 with a squad no bigger than 18.

  • solano

    Apr 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Brian Clough anyone? He done it at two unfashionable clubs with limited budgets, and got the best out of players who were deemed too old and past their best…………
    As for SBR…..a good coach but his record shows he was best at coming second……..too many sentimentalists “bigging up” his career achievements…..


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