Man United icon Sir Alex Ferguson receives lifetime achievement award from Scottish Football Writers’ Association

Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has received a lifetime achievement award from the Scottish Football Writers’ Association.

The award, which honors the achievements of the biggest names in Scottish football, was first presented to Archie Gemmill in 2018. Sir Alex, who won 13 Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford, was also honored for his work at Aberdeen where he led the club to three Scottish Premiership titles.

Speaking after receiving his award, Ferguson said: “It’s been a long time since I won something here [in Glasgow]. I’m very proud that you recognized my accomplishments in the game and it’s an honor to accept it.”

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Erik ten Hag will soon become the next manager to take over from United. Ferguson had some advice for Ten Hag and other young bosses looking to rise to the top of the game.

“Working with the media is part of the game,” added Sir Alex. “I tell young managers all the time that you can lose your job at a press conference if you don’t prepare properly.

“You have to be vigilant and know what you are going to talk about and the leeway you are giving the press because you know they always want a story. You have to make sure you are always protecting your club, your supporters and your players.”

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