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Sir Alex Ferguson might be considered one of the greatest football managers of all time. He retired last season after 27 glorious years at one of the world's biggest football clubs Manchester United. He went out with style thanks to a 13th Premier League title wins, leaving a huge amount of responsibility on the head of new manager David Moyes. The latter though cannot be compared to Sir Alex as he is considered one of the most successful club managers the world has seen and probably the greatest in British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United. The only constant element has been the quality of the manager's league-winning squad and United's run of success, which included winning the Champions League for a second time in 2008. Sir Alex created a purposeful, but welcoming, and much envied culture at the club which has lasted the test of time. Sir Alex saw Manchester United change from a conventional football club to what is now a major business enterprise, and he never failed to move with the times. It was directly due to his vision, energy and ability that he was able to build teams both on and off the pitch. He was a man-manager of phenomenal skill, and increasingly he had to deal with global stars. His relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, for instance, was excellent and David Beckham has described Sir Alex as a father figure. Over the past four years, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his extraordinary career and in his new book he will reveal his amazing story as it unfolded, from his very early days in the tough shipyard areas of Govan. The book has already caused a stir with some statements Sir Alex has made in the book, hitting out at former players and managers. It is of course Alex Ferguson and he has always been brash and this book is no exception.

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