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Miercoles, 14 de Abril del 2021


The National Training Center for Soccer Coaches (CENAFE), has announced through its president Miguel Angel Galán, that it has been decided in an assembly on April 11, 2021, to establish May 13, world soccer coach day in honor Sir Alex Ferguson. This date has been chosen because it was on May 13, 2013 where the most successful coach on the planet, Sir Alex Ferguson led his last match as coach.


Alexander Chapman Ferguson born in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, on December 31, 1941, and known worldwide as Sir Alex Ferguson, is the most titled coach in history. He was Manchester United manager from 1986 until his retirement on May 13, 2013. With 27 seasons, 38 titles and a supremacy in English football he marked an era in European football. Thanks to him, United happened to be at the height of the best in the world, being in many cases the destination of choice.


Ferguson signed talents like Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo during his time as Manchester United manager. He had a good instinct about players and he had a good instinct to observe the players that he wanted to buy. He knew that looking at certain players, he could see traits that told me they were Manchester United, Aberdeen or St Mirren players. He could see that in certain footballers. Instinct was really important to him.


With unparalleled determination and ambition, the Scotsman defied the established order in Scotland to then lead Manchester United to the best stage in their history. A craftsman apprentice and a native of Glasgow, Ferguson began to play amateur football but ended up making his mark as a forward moving from Queen's Park to St Johnstone and then to Dunferline, where he scored 66 goals in 89 games between 1964 and 1967. He was later traded to Rangers and spent two years there. He retired after playing for Falkirk and Ayr, and began training at East Stirling and Saint Mirren in 1975. He then briefly ran a pub before taking over Aberdeen in 1978 to end the Old Firm's dominance in Scotland. .


The phrase "squeaky-boom time" coined by Ferguson in reference to the tense final stages of a league competition has been included in the Collins English Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary. A bronze statue of Ferguson, designed by Scottish sculptor Philip Jackson, was unveiled outside Old Trafford on November 23, 2012. On October 14, 2013, Ferguson attended a ceremony in which a road near Old Trafford was renamed Water's Reach to Sir Alex Ferguson Way