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Alex Ferguson is bringing out yet another book

The ex-Man United boss has plenty of time on his hands since retiring and has announced details of his latest work.

FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED manager Alex Ferguson has announced that he will release a new book later this year.

The 73-year-old Scot, who retired from his role with the Premier League club in 2013, has teamed up with Hodder & Stoughton and author Micahel Moritz to write ‘Leader’ —  ”a refreshing, inspiring and straight-talking business book packed full of leadership lessons that can be applied far beyond the football pitch”.

It promises to reveal the key tools he used on and off-the-field during his illustrious career, including tactics, teamwork, dealing with the boardroom and recruitment.

Ferguson’s autobiography, released October 2013, was the highest-selling book of that year in Britain, selling 647,000 copies in the first two months.

Alex Ferguson book Leading

“Since stepping into retirement I have had the opportunity to reflect on my time as a football manager, and to consider the reasons behind my success through personal recollections, conversations with Mike Moritz and my role at Harvard Business School,” Ferguson said.

It has been a new experience for me to be looking into the past rather than planning for the future, but one that I have found enjoyable and rewarding. The process behind creating this book began many years ago following my first meeting with Mike, which immediately created a mutual respect for each other’s achievements.

“Over the past year, we have spent many hours together as we have worked our way through my life in order to draw out and discuss the key philosophies I applied during my career. I have been delighted by Mike’s approach and the quality of his work, I am sure the readers will appreciate what he has brought to the page.

“I could not have had a better partner for this project. I am thrilled to be working again with Hodder. Their professional approach has once again been evident and I look forward to publication later this year.’

‘Leading’ will be released in hardback and eBook on 8 October.

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