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The Boss: The Many Sides of Alex Ferguson

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Charismatic and charming, volcanic and ruthless, seemingly ambitious and astonishingly successful: Sir Alex Ferguson is all of these things and more, a complex character who has produced - first at Aberdeen and now at Manchester United - two of the most prolific trophy-grabbing machines in the modern game.

But what drives him? What has fuelled the desire to transform himsel
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Hardcover, 612 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Simon & Schuster
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James Tidd
An excellent biography following the boy from the Govan area of Glasgow from childhood through to 2003 where he is in his final years as Manchester United manager.

He is not without his controversy in many chapters of this book, from the time he was dropped around an hour before a Scottish Cup final to dropping Jim Leighton for the 1990 FA Cup final replay, a move which practically destroyed his friendship with him. From his sometimes vehement hatred of the media, he even banned his own football
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Paweł
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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Personally don’t find this book as a great one , but definitely worth reading. The rate should be 3,5 if it would be possible. Maybe it’s because of being outdated ( 17 years after release) , maybe because of feeling some years are more precisely then others.
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Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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i thought this was a very interesting book. i must admit that being a united supporter i had nothing but high regard for the Protestant ethic with which ferguson had spirited united but if some of this stuff is true in the book. it makes ferguson look like a bit of a twat to be honest. im not saying i believe all the stuff he writes about the effing and c**ting and other swerawords that ferguson is supposed to have used to players old and young and other annyoing people in teh football industry ...more
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brilliant book insight into complexman
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Michael Crick (born 21 May 1958) is an English journalist, author and broadcaster.

Born in Northampton, he was educated at Manchester Grammar School and New College, Oxford, where he got a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). At Oxford he was editor of one of the student newspapers, Cherwell, founded the Oxford Handbook and the Oxbridge Careers Handbook, and was presiden
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