5 talking points from Sir Alex Ferguson's new book 'Leading'

Check out these fives talking points from Sir Alex Ferguson's new book titled 'Leading'


Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's new book titled 'Leading' is making lots of headlines.

In this book co-authored by Michael Moritz, Ferguson revealed lots of behind the scene incidents during his time at Manchester United, choosing his successor and a host of other things.

Below are some of the major talking points from the book.

1. Why he retired


Ferguson said he made the decision to retire in October 202 after his wife, Cathy's sister died.

2. He does not want to interfere in the affairs of the club anymore

Sir Alex Ferguson says he does not want to interfere in the football matters at Manchester United. Ferguson insists he did not want to linger around the club, as Sir Matt Busby had done. "He had an office in the stadium and was the president of the club."

"I took on other challenges. I was never at Carrington. Only once or twice. I made sure I wouldn’t be an interference.


"I was available for and if they wanted advice. I made that clear. But I was never an interference whatsoever."

3. He wanted Pep Guardiola to replace him

Ferguson said he tried to get Pep Guardiola to replace him but the Bayern Munich manager did not call him back as he promised.

"I asked Pep to phone me before he accepted an offer from another club but he didn’t and wound up joining Bayern Munich in July 2013," wrote Ferguson.


4. Why he didn't chose Ryan Giggs to replace him

Ferguson revealed why he think of Ryan Giggs to replace him.

"He has intelligence, presence and knowledge but there no chance that I would have asked any player to step into my shoes," Ferguson said.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo beauty vanity

Ferguson said Cristiano Ronaldo was so concerned about his looks and would spend time looking at himself in a mirror.


"The biggest ego came with beautiful vanity, with that fantastic body of his. Ronaldo would stand in the mirror and the others would throw socks and jock straps at him," Ferguson said.

5. Difficulty in signing Dimitar Berbatov

Ferguson said signing striker Berbatov was ‘more painful than my hip replacement’ because of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Watch this video of Sir  Alex Ferguson, below:


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