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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sir Alex Ferguson may be cantankerous but he's a family man to his core.
As the nurturing of his youth teams proves, he is an older man who believes in the next generation. His success springs from his love for his team and for the game they play – and his absolute loyalty both to them and to his principles. That makes him cantankerous and unbending. But it also makes him a model of the supportive parent. This probably reflects the fact that Ferguson himself is driven to succeed by his respect for his own father and his desire to please him.
Whether you believe that or not, the idea that those family values lie at the heart of what he has achieved, is surely worthy of applause – whatever team you support.
For the full text of this fascinating insight, see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/8534270/Sarah-Crompton-Sir-Alex-Ferguson-may-be-cantankerous-but-hes-a-family-man-to-his-core.html