21 Fascinating Alex Ferguson Quotes

Sir Alex Ferguson was a Scottish football manager and player from 1986 to 2013. Known as one of the greatest and most successful managers of all times, Sir Ferguson learned a lesson or two over his decades of success. Winning more than 38 trophies, here is a look at some of the most notable Sir Alex Ferguson quotes ever documented.

“As long as there are games to play it is not over.”

“Football management is such a pressurised thing – horseracing is a release. I’m also learning to play the piano – I’m quite determined – it’s another release from the pressure of my job.”

“Her Majesty said she hoped I would have time for my horses – I own two and have shares in four.”

“I do believe in fate.”

“I don’t like losing but I’ve mellowed. I maybe have a short fuse but it goes away quicker now.”

“I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I’ve always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people’s salaries.”

“I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn’t wait for them. I tell them to get on board.”

“If I have my health I can carry on. There will be a point when I do quit but I have absolutely no idea when that is.”

“If my parents were still alive, they would be very proud. They gave me a good start in life, the values that have driven me, and the confidence to believe in myself.”

“If we can play like that every week we’ll get some level of consistency.”

“I’ve never played for a draw in my life.”

“Myths grow all the time. If I was to listen to the number of times I’ve thrown teacups then we’ve gone through some crockery in this place. It’s completely exaggerated, but I don’t like people arguing back with me.”

“Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they’re better than us.”

“Sometimes you’re not sure about a player. Sometimes you doubt. Sometimes you have to guess. Sometimes… you just know.”

“The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood.”

“The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience, and I look forward to developing my relationship and activities with the students, faculty and friends of the Harvard Business School community.”

“The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work.”

“There are members of the London press who seek to antagonise me, deliberately.”

“Well, football is a hard game; there’s no denying it. It’s a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times.”

“You are responsible to each other because when you win a game of football, you only need eight players to perform well.”

“You can’t applaud a referee.”

Here is an up close and personal interview with Sir Alex Ferguson as he goes on to discuss his life and career.

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