Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography (Unabridged)
by Alex Ferguson
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Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition. Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. My Autobiography is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational. The reader James Macpherson most notably appeared in 'Taggart' as DCI Mike Jardine, and has also read the audiobook editions of Ian Rankin's Rebus series and Billy Connolly's Route 66.
As expected, dull
Firstly i am not a Manchester United fan, far from it, but being Scottish and a football fan i thought i’d give this a go, as expected it lacks anything interesting, Fergie believes what happens in the dressing room stays in there, so you get a few fairly interesting anecdotes, but all pretty dull and nothing we didn’t already know, personally i think it reflects him perfectly, fairly humourless and no nonsense, his opinions and observations on other rival managers and players is classless, class is something he has always lacked, and it shines through here, i’d say its a great listen for Manchester Fans, but for the neutral, nothing to pull you in.
Disappointing Sir Alex hasn't narrated the book
The book is great, definitely worth reading (which I have already) but was thinking about buying the audio version to listen to in the car, but was hoping to hear the Manager's voice reading it. Shame as I think it would have brought more to it had you heard the Govan accent and fire retelling the stories....
The man is always right
I can't remember a single sentence In the book where SAF recognises a fault or a flaw. There is no real humility in this book, but just a documentary from the horses mouth of everything we already knew. Not a bad listen, but I was expecting motivational team talks and inside information from half time dressing downs.