Saturday 15th November – as well as being the birthday of my oldest son, Simon also marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson in football (soccer for my friends from over the pond)
I am not going to write much on this posting but I do ask you to read the BBC Report at this link for the full blow-by-blow coverage of the career of this great icon since his debut as a professional footballer in Scotland as a 16 year old in 1958.
Since Sir Alex became Manager at my beloved Manchester United in 1986 he has led the team to these triumphs:
10 Premier League Championships
5 FA Cup final wins
2 League Cup wins
2 European Champions League wins
There simply is no greater manager alive today in British football and I would argue there has never been a more successful manager in football.
The bad news for the rest of football is that Sir Alex at 66 years of age shows no signs of losing his appetite for winning.
Thank you Sir Alex. I hope even your greatest enemies will admit you deserve your success and celebrate this day of glory in your honour