Thursday, 3 November 2011

How 25 years of Ferguson at Manchester United started


Clear vision for United from the start
Sir Alex Ferguson's been Manchester United boss so long, half his players weren't even born when he stepped into Old Trafford in November 1986.

As CEO of @sportsmediaUK, I commissioned a radio documentary on his time at United but for one reason or another, we never aired it. I'm now delighted to be serialising it here on Soccermongery to coincide with Fergie's 25 year anniversary as United boss. Sir Alex Ferguson"s 25 years at United: his arrival at Old Trafford (mp3)
United's previous manager!
Here's Episode 1: starting just before Fergie's arrival. FA Cup winner Ron Atkinson was sacked as United sunk to one of their lowest ebbs. Liverpool were out in front as England's foremost club with multiple League, Cup and European successes. Survival in the old First Division was far from assured for United and drastic action was required from the board.

They looked to the Aberdeen manager who'd taken on and beaten the Old Firm to put the Dons at the top of Scottish football.

Tom Tyrrell was Piccadilly Radio's Manchester United reporter from the start of Fergie's reign. He's been eyewitness to, and been on the receiving end of, Fergie's infamous hairdryer - but survived to collect all of the audio interviews in this great radio programme.

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