Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has got a new job - a teaching position at the world-famous Harvard University.
The 72-year-old Scot, who retired from football management at the end of last season following a 26-year spell at Old Trafford which brought unprecedented success, has agreed to a “long-term teaching position” at the Ivy League institution, according to the Telegraph.
Ferguson will lecture senior executives from around the world at the Boston-based university after impressing staff with revealing talk on coaching - and will begin his new role on a new programme entitled ‘The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports’ next month.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity and privilege to contribute to such a respected centre of excellence,” Ferguson told reporters. “The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience and I look forward to developing my relationship and activities with the students, faculty and friends of the Harvard Business School community.”
Ferguson is the most successful British coach in the history of football, and walked away from Manchester United last summer having secured a total of 49 trophies.
However, he has come in for criticism this season for his decision to appoint David Moyes as his successor. Ferguson felt the former Everton boss was the perfect man to replace him, but Moyes has endured a difficult debut season in charge at Old Trafford.
There was recently speculation that Ferguson could make a shock return to management; however, this latest news is further evidence that the manager renowned for dishing out the “hairdryer treatment” has now moved on.
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