What you need to know about Sir Alex Ferguson (part 2)

Sir Alex Ferguson then joined Rangers for EUR 65,000, and performed incredible during his two seasons with the club. He scored six goals in nine matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup including two goals against 1.FC Köln in the 1967 – 68 competition, and one against Athletic Bilbao in the 1968 – 69 edition. He helped to get Rangers into the semi-finals, but the team were knocked out by its English opposition in both season. The man was blamed for a goal conceded in a match in the 1969 Scottish Cup Final, for which he was designated to mark Celtic captain, Billy McNeill, and was subsequently forced to play for the club’s junior side instead of the first team. It was a hard time for him. There were also rumours that he suffered discrimination at Rangers due to his marriage to a Catholic woman, but Ferguson refused the rumour and claimed that he left the club due to the fall-out from his alleged cup final mistake.

The following October, Nottingham Forest wanted to sign Ferguson, but due to family reason, he didn’t move to England but went to Falkirk instead and remained at Brockville for four years gaining more league appearances than he ever had anywhere else.

Given his experience, Ferguson was appointed as player-coach which responsibility was removed when John Prentice became manager. Ferguson responded to this action by requesting a transfer and moved to Ayr United, where he finished his playing career in 1974.

In June 1974, Ferguson was 32 years old and appointed manager of East Stirlingshire. Although, it was a part-time job, Ferguson gained a reputation as a disciplinarian. The following October, Ferguson was invited to become manager of St Mirren who was bigger but below East Stirlingshire in the league. And, despite Ferguson’s loyalty towards East Stirlingshire, he decided to join St Mirren.

What you need to know about Sir Alex Ferguson (part 1)

Sir Alexander Ferguson never loose a major club competition since he started his coaching career in Scotland with Aberdeen. He managed the team to win the Scottish Premier League in 1980. His range of success came and continued throughout the time he managed Manchester United with an unprecedented 13 times of winning the English Premier League, five FA Cups and two times winning the UEFA Champions League. Alex Ferguson has become the most iconic coach in British soccer.

Early life
Alex Chapman Ferguson was born in Govan on 31 December 1941 and grew up with his parents and younger brother at 667 Govan Road. The man started his football career with Harmony Row Boys Club in Govan, before moving to the youth football club called Drumchapel Amateurs.

Playing career
Ferguson’s football career started as an amateur striker with Queen’s Park when he was 16. His debut match was a “nightmare” in which Queen’s Park’s goal in a 2–1 defeat against Stranraer. During the time at Queen’s Park’s, his most notable game was the 7–1 defeat away to Queen of the South on Boxing Day 1959. The man could not secure a regular place despite his achievements in scoring 20 goals out of his 31 games; thus, he moved to St Johnstone in 1960. Despite his effort, the same thing happens and he even considered emigrating to Canada. Luckily, Dunfermline signed him the following summer (1964), and Ferguson became a full-time professional footballer.

The season of 1964 – 1965, Dunfermline were strong candidate for the Scottish League title as they reached the Scottish Cup Final, but Ferguson was dropped for the final after his poor performance in a match against St Johnstone. In the end, Dunfermline lost 3–2 to Celtic in the final match then failed to win the League by one point. The following season, Ferguson scored 45 goals in 51 games for Dunfermline and became the top goalscorer in the Scottish league with 31 goals.

A Short Biography of José Mourinho – One of the Greatest Coaches in Soccer History (part 2)

Jose Mourinho is widely regarded as “The Special One” in the football industry in which he has led numerous top European teams to national and European honours with his acerbic, his unique character and self-confident style.
In May 2016, he was given a new contract by Manchester United after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. For 3 years, Manchester United team had struggled to live up to their previous standard and glory.
With Jose Mourinho as a head coach, Manchester began to make some progress from the very first season although they still finished a modest 6th place.
Fortunately, they made progress in the following season. Manchester United won the Europa Cup and the League Cup final in 2016/17, finished at 2nd place in the league in 2017/18 season.
Things went smoothly until the fall outs between Jose Mourinho and big star players – notably Paul Pogba over the summer of 2018. Although, Mourinho is considered as an excellent tactician, he has sometimes been in rough path as being criticised for his emphasising defensive strengths rather than encouraging attacking play. With which, Mourinho has often been caught in middle of spats with other managers, referees, journalists and players during his career.
He is the man who is not afraid to speak his mind – even if it upsets others.

What is his salary?

The coach earns approximately 15 million pounds per season but rumors said that he demands a bigger compensation package based on the great performance and success of the team under his strong leadership.

Teams that José Mourinho Coach
Association Football Manager
Manchester United F.C. (2016 – present)
Chelsea F.C. (2013-2015)
Real Madrid C.F. (2010 – 2013)
Inter Milan (2008 – 2010)
Chelsea F.C. (2004-2007)
FC Porto (2002 – 2004)
U.D. Leiria (2001 – 2002)
S.L. Benfica (2000)

Assistant Manager
FC Barcelona (1996 – 2000)
FC Porto (1993 – 1996)
Sporting CP (1992 – 1993)

A Short Biography of José Mourinho – One of the Greatest Coaches in Soccer History (part 1)

José Mourinho is one of the greatest coaches in soccer (football) history whi used to lead top football clubs such as Porto, Real Madrid, and Chelsea and is the current manager of Manchester United.

José Mourinho is a Portugal soccer coach who was born in on January 26th, 1963. His father was a professional goalkeeper and football coach who insprired him to become one. He began to study opposing teams and game tactics relentlessly at very young age.

When growing up, he worked as a school coach for a few years while looking for inroads into professional coaching. He used to work as an interpreter for the famous football coach, Sir Bobby Robson, across several clubs from Sporting to FC Porto and Barcelona. He quickly developed a friendship with him, dícussing football tactics and strategies.

His first big break into professional coaching came in September 2000 as he was appointed to be the manager of the Portuguese club, Benfica. Although he had quick successes leading the team there, he must leave due to a conflict with the club president.

Nonetheless, Mourinho caught the attention of the top tier clubs in Portugal which led to the position of mânging FC Porto in 2002. He was hugely successful when guiding the team to win the Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup, the UEFA Cup in 2003 and subsequent seasons.

His next position at Chelsea was also remarkable with winning six trophies in three years. However, after a severe conflict with owner Roman Abramovich, he left the club in 2007.

After that he became coach at Inter Milan with relative success before moving on to Real Madrid. In 2012, he led Real Madrid to its first La Liga title after 4 long years. Then, he returned to Chelsea from 2013 to 2015 before moving on to coach Manchester United team in 2016.