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Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson


Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson as a Leader- preseted in HRM Lecture at Tallinn University as an group assignment.

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson as a Leader- preseted in HRM Lecture at Tallinn University as an group assignment.

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  • 1. Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson5/10/2011 1
  • 2. • Who is Alex Ferguson?• Careero as a playero as a coach• Achievementso as a playero as a coach• Honors/awards• Why we chose him?• Leadership Qualities• Leadership Skills• Leadership Attributes• What others said about him?• His famous quotes• ConclusionOutline5/10/2011 2
  • 3. Basic InformationName: Sir Alexander ChapmanFergusonDate of Birth: 31 Dec/1941 (age 69)Place of Birth: Glasgow, ScotlandStatus: MarriedOccupation: Football ManagerClub: Manchester United5/10/2011 3
  • 4. Career as a Player1957 to 1960 :Queen’s Park FC1960 to 1964: St Johnston FC1964 to 1967: DunfermlineAthletic FC1967 to 1969: Rangers FC1969 to 1973: Falkrik FC1973 to 1974: Ayr United5/10/2011 4
  • 5. Achievements as a Player:• Helped the Saints win theScottish First division(1962-63)• Helped Bairns to secure theScottish First Division (1969-70)• As a Player, Sir Alex hasscored 167 goals in 327appearances that he made forvarious clubs.5/10/2011 5
  • 6. Career as a Coach /Manager1974: Part time manager of EastStirlingshire1974 to 1978: St. Mirren1978 to 1986: Aberdeen1978 to 1986: Scotland Nationalteam1986 ---- : Manchester United5/10/2011 6
  • 7. iClub Achievement FrequencySt Miren Champion 1 - ScottishAberdeen Champion 3- ScottishAberdeen Cup winner 5 – Scottish2- EuropeanMancherster Utd. Champion 10- English2- EuropeanMancherster Utd Cup winner 5 – English2- EuropeanManchester Utd CommunityShield8- EnglishAchievements as a Coach5/10/2011 7
  • 8. Honors/AwardsReceived 18 honorsand awards between1983 to 2008• Office of the Order of the BritishEmpire (OBE) (1983) for hisservice to football• Commander of the Order of theBritish Empire (CBE) (1995)• Knight Bachelor (1999)5/10/2011 8
  • 9. Why Him?• The Squad: leading a diverse squad tovictory• His long period of success with differentclubs• Experience: getting better through time• He created a big (international) image for hisclub.5/10/2011 9
  • 10. Leadership Skills• Spotting young talents and making them worldstars• Effective communication with players and the club• Outstanding team building talent.• Good at using carrots and sticks• Ability to measure the quality of his players• Good at business :• E.g. he bought Christiano Ronaldo for 15million Euro and sold him for 94 million euro5/10/2011 10
  • 11. Leadership Qualities & Attributes• Charismatic aura - trustworthy• Innovatoro He changed the drinking habit of Manchester United as soon ashe joined the club.o in the mid-1990s he altered his training regime inspired by EricCantonas extra work at the end of sessions.• He was an early advocate of eye training, bringing in specialiststo improve his players peripheral vision.• Honesty• innate honesty (as it can be learned from his interviews)• Control Freak - wanting to know everything about his players5/10/2011 11
  • 12. More Qualities & Attributes• Strict disciplinarian• Brilliant management skills• With a fierce competitive spirit and a temper to match• Passion for his job• Tough guy, but also with ability to relate to people, with sense ofhumor• “Ferguson hair-dryer”--when he rants on his players :-)• Dour - serious face• Workaholic• Protects his players (stands for them)• He didn’t forget his roots. He donates huge amount of money to theLabor party and is also a lift time Labor voter5/10/2011 12
  • 13. Summary...asHumanResourceManager5/10/2011 13
  • 14. Famous Quotes (about him)• “getting a smile is like a getting sunshine on a wetGlasgow Fair weekend”• It is remarkable to have such a consistent motivation atthat level - and deal with the stress and all the otheringredients in the game.-- Arsen Wenger• "Alex scored a lot of goals because of his ability to readsituations and to anticipate things. …., he had leadershipqualities and was tough both psychologically andphysically - he could take a knock and bounce backagain. Clearly the qualities were there."--- AndyRoxburgh, UEFAs technical director5/10/2011 14
  • 15. • "His success is all down to a drive to be the best. To be in his team youhad to be mentally strong - that has always been the commondenominator. Gordon Strachan-his former player• "He sticks up for us to the hilt, it makes us feel wanted." Paul Scholes,his long time player• Ryan Giggs, who signed for Ferguson as a 14-year-old, recalled howthe Scot knew the names of the parents of every young hopeful atUnited. "Little things like that made you want to play for him."• "Hes a winner like nobody else Ive ever known, but the mostimpressive thing for me is that he never put pressure on either himself orhis players. I remember he always ended his pre-match talks by saying:And now guys, enjoy yourself! Thats him." Eric Kantona, his formerplayer5/10/2011 15
  • 16. Famous Quotes (from him)• “Sometimes we can get too emotional as a club with things that arehappening. But were both of a common denominator - we dontwant the club to be in anyone elses hands.”• “I have always tried to be the bridge between the club and the fansand I have tried to support the fans in a lot of their pleas andcauses.”• “Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat-and I expect us to do that”• “At the end of this game, the European Cup will be only six feetaway from you and you’ll not even able to touch it if we lose. And formany of you that will be the closest you will ever get. Don’t you darecome back in here without giving your all”.• “I think it’s important to work and I’m entitled to work. Some peopledo not want to work but I want to continue working.”5/10/2011 16
  • 17. Conclusion5/10/2011 17
  • 18. Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson5/10/2011 18
  • 19. ReferencesDo you have a coaching philosophy? Soccer Journal January-February 2011.Sir Alex Ferguson. Soccer Journal March-April 2011Three of the Best. Soccer Journal March-April 2009Alex Ferguson. Football Studies 3 April 2000.Alex Ferguson Managing My Life: My Autobiography 20005/10/2011 19