Today is the 20th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson joining Manchester United as Manager in 1986.
Sir Alex is the most successful football manager in my lifetime and most would agree the most successful ever.
I had the immense pleasure of exchanging correspondence with Sir Alex who was kind enough to endorse my book Simplicity is the Key. I was impressed that this icon of world football found time to respond not once but twice to me about the book. He provided me with insightful and personal comments about leadership based on his experience and I continue to use his words.
And then, when I left the NHS 2 years ago, I received a photograph from Sir Alex that I have proudly displayed on our office wall. His hand written message on the photograph reads;
‘To Trevor, wishing you a happy future and good health to enjoy it.’ Yours Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex is not only a fantastic manager, he is a man who had the humility to make me feel very special. He did not have to take time in his busy schedule to do the things he has for me - I value his wisdom.