Footballing legend and Aberdeen’s Gothenburg hero Sir Alex Ferguson, who announced his retirement as Manchester United manager earlier this year, has documented his extraordinary career in his new autobiography.
And the man who is now one most admired and respected managers in the history of the game is heading back to Aberdeen to discuss the highlights of his footballing years with BBC Scotland’s sports presenter Dougie Donnelly, in An Evening with Sir Alex Ferguson at the city’s Music Hall on Tuesday, November 5.
Tickets for the event – which include a signed copy of his memoirs – go on sale to APA Friends (Strictly two tickets per APA Friends member with limited availability) on Wednesday (September 11), and to the general public the following Friday (September 13) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
“We are delighted to welcome Sir Alex back to the Music Hall after such an illustrious career,” said Aberdeen Performing Arts programming manager Doug Taylor.
“His time at Aberdeen meant so much to so many in the city - I’m sure Aberdeen’s footballing family will flock to this wonderful opportunity to hear first hand from the great man.”
After announcing his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years, Sir Alex went out in a blaze of glory, as his team won the Premier League for the 13th time.
His autobiography will be published on October 24 and he will undertake talking engagements in Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dublin.
Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his quite extraordinary career for the last four years and it is a story that promises to reveal, entertain and inspire.
During his time as manager of Aberdeen Football Club, Sir Alex took the Dons to the top of the league and well as to Scottish Cup and European Cup Winners Cup glory. Under his leadership Aberdeen became only the third Scottish team to win a European trophy and the only team to win a European trophy more than once. He holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen.
He is the longest serving manager of Manchester United, overtaking Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010, eventually completing more than 26-and-a-half years as the club's manager.
He has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion. He was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game.