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Sir Alex Ferguson to teach at Harvard

ESPN staff
April 4, 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson retired as Manchester United manager in 2013 © PA Photos

Sir Alex Ferguson has accepted a long-term teaching position at Harvard University where he will lecture senior executives.

The former Manchester United manager, who was the subject of a study by the Ivy League university last year, has a role teaching a course called 'The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports'.

The 72-year-old retired in 2013 after winning 49 trophies, including 38 in his 26-year stay at Old Trafford.

Ferguson, winner of 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues in his time at United, said: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity and privilege to contribute to such a respected centre of excellence.

"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's blueprint and beliefs were the subject of a study by Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse called 'Sir Alex Ferguson: Managing Manchester United'.

Ferguson and Elberse also collaborated on a Harvard Business Review article on his managerial methods and she said: "We look forward to welcoming Sir Alex Ferguson on the HBS campus to share his remarkable leadership journey, and contribute to our Executive Education participants' ability to make a profound difference in the world."

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