Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to be subject of BBC Documentary
Sir Alex Ferguson will be the subject of a BBC documentary looking into his career at Manchester United and the leadership qualities that brought his success.
Ferguson, the most successful manager in English football, will be interviewed by the BBC's Political Editor Nick Robinson, who is a lifelong United fan.
Speaking of the programme, Robinson said: “I’ve spent my career watching and analysing leaders for a living but I never saw one to match Sir Alex."
“Like a general leading troops into battle or the chief executive of a mighty corporation, he succeeded so much and survived for so long because he understood people – how to motivate them, how to discipline them and how to inspire them."
“I’m look forward to exploring the secrets of Sir Alex’s success not just by talking to him but about him with other leaders in public life, the military and business."
“My aim is as much to see what he can teach us about leadership off, as well as on, the pitch.”
Ferguson refused to speak to the BBC for several years during his time at United after allegations made by the broadcaster about his son Jason, something which incurred fines from the Premier League and FA.
He eventually agreed to speak to the BBC again four years ago, and retired in 2013 having won 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues at Old Trafford.