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Alex Ferguson's £3 million wine collection to go on sale

Legendary former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is to auction off part of his wine collection worth an estimated £3 million ($5 million, 3.6 million euros), Christie's announced on Wednesday. The collection of around 5,000 bottles contains many fine and rare wines including Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundies and Finest First Growth Bordeaux ranging from the 1986 to 2011 vintages. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is currently hot property, according to Christie's.

Alex Ferguson's wines expected to score with buyers - Christie's

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - To take his mind off the pressure of "the beautiful game", retired Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson collected vintage wines that will be sold at auction starting in Hong Kong in May, Christie's said on Wednesday. The collection of about 5,000 bottles assembled by one of soccer's most successful managers will be sold along with memorabilia signed by Ferguson and has a pre-sale estimated value of 3 million pounds ($5 million), the auction house said.

Alex Ferguson to teach at Harvard Business School

Washington, Apr 4 (EFE).- Harvard Business School has signed legendary British soccer coach Sir Alex Ferguson to offer courses for senior executives, The New York Times said Friday. Ferguson, 72, who retired last year after nearly 27 years with Manchester United, will take part in a new program, "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports." The daily said the four-day course, which includes such subjects as talent management,costs $8,252.

Football: Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson to teach at Harvard

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is to take up a teaching post at Harvard, the prestigious US university said Friday. Ferguson, 72, whose coruscating "hairdryer" rants at players were infamous in the football world, will lecture senior executives at the Ivy League university's business school. The gruff Scot, the most successful manager in British football history, will teach on a programme called "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports" from May 7-10.

Football: Ferguson job offer 'lost in translation'

Pep Guardiola has joked that he could have been offered the chance to succeed Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, but would not have understood due to the Scot's accent. Ferguson stepped down as United manager last year and chose David Moyes, then at Everton, to succeed him, while Guardiola joined European champions Bayern Munich after a year's sabbatical. While Guardiola has already led Bayern to a successful German title defence, Moyes has endured a wretched debut campaign at United, who have fallen 17 points off the pace in the Premier League.

Ferguson: Teacher's 'six of the best' inspired my success

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says he owes his success to being beaten with a belt by his favorite school-teacher when he stepped out of line as a schoolboy. Ferguson, 72, the most successful manager in British soccer history, says he now has the belt in his study at home after it was bequeathed to him by the formidable disciplinarian Elizabeth Thompson before she died.

Football: Don't write off United, says Fergie

Alex Ferguson insists under-fire Manchester United manager David Moyes can still salvage his side's season with a strong run in the second half of the campaign. United have struggled badly since Ferguson retired at the end of last season after almost 27 years in charge at Old Trafford. Ferguson hand-picked Moyes as his successor but the former Everton boss has so far failed to emulate his fellow Scot's triumphant reign. United are languishing 14 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and face a battle just to finish in the top four.

Don't blame Ferguson for United's problems, says Robson

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has labeled it a "pathetic excuse" to blame ex-boss Alex Ferguson's presence at matches for the club's current struggles. After ceding the managerial reins to David Moyes in the close season, Ferguson has taken up a role as a club director and is frequently pictured in the stands watching United.

Football: Ferguson gets UEFA role

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is set to take up a role with European football's governing body as a coaching ambassador, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Friday. Ferguson, 72, had a record-breaking 26-and-a-half-year tenure at Old Trafford before retiring at the end of last season after winning his 13th league title with the club.

Football: Ferguson defends under-fire Evra

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson spoke out in support of Patrice Evra on Tuesday, following criticism of the French left-back for an attack on his critics in the media. Evra, who played under Ferguson for seven years at United, has been asked to explain himself by the French Football Federation after branding critics including former France left-back Bixente Lizarazu "tramps" and "parasites".
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