Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 5 September 2015

Alex Ferguson truly is the greatest Scot

By Stephen Craigan

Published 16/05/2013

Reading the tributes and listening to people tell their tales of Sir Alex Ferguson over the past week has been inspiring to say the least.

From Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond to his former captain at Aberdeen Willie Miller, they queued up to pay tribute to the legendary figure.

As well as in Northern Ireland and England, Sir Alex got all the headlines in the Scottish media after his retirement from football management and rightly so.

What he achieved and the standards he set at Aberdeen and Manchester United are the benchmark for every coach and manager involved in the game today.

Will there ever be a manager of his ilk again? I'm not so sure.

He wasn't everyone's cup of tea but even his biggest critic must be in awe of the unbelievable success he had throughout his illustrious career.

Scottish football's finest export will be missed, of that there's no doubt.

For the many Scottish managers who call him for advice regularly they'll be hoping he leaves his phone switched on!

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