There is no doubting Sir Alex Ferguson is the greatest football manager ever. However, is his book the greatest sports biography ever? Back home overseas the book has already dropped, but in the states we have to wait until October 24th to get our hands on it. From the excerpts I have read on other articles it appears insightful, and at times hilarious.
In the book, Ferguson recalls Wayne Rooney telling him if we get Mesut Ozil I’ll stay. Ferguson replied with its none of your f**king business. Gotta love the ever friendly Glaswegian.
In another excerpt Ferguson recalls his tumultuous, now irreparable relationship with hardheaded Irishman Roy Keane.
“The hardest part of Roy’s body is his tongue. He has the most savage tongue you can imagine. He can debilitate the most confident person in the world in seconds with that tongue. What I noticed about him that day as I was arguing with him that his eyes started to narrow, almost to wee black beads. It was frightening to watch. And I’m from Glasgow. Carlos called it ‘the worst imaginable spectacle in the life of a professional club.’ ‘He needs to go,’ I said… I was finished with him.
Be sure to get your copy of this must-read off either Amazon or your local book store on Thursday. Ferguson says Manchester City’s success makes him “sick to his stomach”. I will feel the same if they are sold out.