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Manchester United: Alex Ferguson ‘reveals the real reason’ he quit Old Trafford (again)

by | 19th, September 2015

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 11.22.48 Sir Alex Ferguson today reveals the real reason for his retirement as Manchester United manager to the Daily Telegraph . It’s an exclusive “. But really it’s just part of Fergie’s marketing for his new book, Leading . And is the news a revelation? Not really, no.

Sir Alex Ferguson would have stayed on as the most successful manager in English football history, but for the death of his wife Cathy’s twin sister, Bridget Robertson, which persuaded him to retire to be by her side.

Says the great manager:

“I definitely would have carried on. I saw she [Lady Cathy Ferguson] was watching television one night, and she looked up at the ceiling. I knew she was isolated. “Her and Bridget were twins, you know?… When I told her this time I was going to retire she had no objection whatsoever. I knew she wanted me to do it.”

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