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. 😀