Book Review...My Autobiography...By Sir Alex Ferguson

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The Book Review ofBy:-Faizan AliRohit SharmaGowtham VenkateshAnkit MohileAnukaran SrivastavaVijayendra Singh ThakurTable of ContentsIntroduction........................................................................................................................3Statement of Objectives.....................................................................................................3Method of Study................................................................................................................4Chapter-Wise Summaries..................................................................................................4Critical Analysis................................................................................................................6Theoretical Frameworks and their relation to practical aspects.......................................7Learning and Conclusion..................................................................................................11IntroductionAlex Ferguson was born in 1941 in Govan, Scotland. A goal-scoring centre-forward, he was later transferred to Rangers for a Scottish record fee of 65000 pounds. He served as the manager for East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren before guiding Aberdeen to Cup Winners' Cup success in 1982-83. Arriving at Manchester United in 1986, he brought them 38 trophies including the Club World Cup, 2 Champions Leagues,13 Premier League titles and 5 FA Cups. His tally of 49 trophies made him the most successful British manager of all time. Bestowed with Knighthood in 1999, he announced his retirement in 2013 at the age of 71 and continues to serve United as the Director.His Autobiography is rich in anecdotes and straight-forward views; always honest and forthright, he reflects on his managerial career in a revealing and inspirational manner. Over the last quarter of a century he has been at the centre of the global sporting powerhouse that is Manchester United. The period under Ferguson has seen unparalleled success both on and off the pitch which has seen Old Trafford witness several moments of sporting brilliance. A manager of phenomenal skills, he recounts the caring and enduring but demanding way in which he handled his top players and dealt with increasing number of iconic global superstars as a father-figure. Often insightful, Sir Alex Ferguson expounds his great rivalries with elite English Football Clubs and occasionally with his cheeky facetiousness, his competitive equation with Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.He has explained the complex matters of psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level in the most accessible and comprehensive way for a general reader.Statement of ObjectivesThe objective of this book review is to pick the brains of arguably the greatest manager in the history of British football to understand the complex, uber-competitive and fickle nature of the footballing world and what made him revolutionize Manchester...

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