Scottish club side Aberdeen has decided to honour former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the Scottish side is set to honour the manager as the greatest manager in their history and so to celebrate they are set to build a bronze statue of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Why Aberdeen Wants to Immortalise Sir Alex Ferguson
The 79-year-old legendary Scottish man will be immortalised by the end of this year outside the Richard Donald Stand at Pittodrie after giving the club his blessing for the tribute. Sir Alex Ferguson led Aberdeen to victory over Real Madrid in the Cup Winner’s Cup Final of 1983 in Gothenburg.
And it was in that same city, ahead of Thursday night’s Europa Conference League second leg against BK Hacken, that chairman Dave Cormack made the announcement. According to the chairman, he said He said: “Sir Alex’s contribution to the club was immense, and it’s fitting that we honour him in this way.”
“His arrival at Pittodrie heralded the start of the most successful period in the club’s history and put Aberdeen firmly on the football map of Europe.” “The year after next marks the 40th anniversary of our European Cup Winners Cup triumph in Gothenburg, along with winning the European Super Cup, so while this honour is long overdue, it comes at a fitting time.”
Dave Cormack said the club has been finding ways to keep the manager in their hearts all the time, and what came to their mind is to build him a statue. This idea now will be for their heroes and not just Sir Alex, and it will be a way to recognise those legends who have made a lasting impact in the club.
Commenting on this, the former Manchester United said: “I am thrilled and honoured by this recognition from Aberdeen Football Club, where I spent a fantastic and memorable part of my managerial career.” “I am particularly pleased with the image the club has chosen to base the statue on and with the choice of a sculptor whose recent work is incredibly lifelike. I can’t wait to see it!”
Sir Alex spent eight years with Aberdeen, and he won three Scottish league titles, four Scottish Cup, one Scottish League Cup, one European Cup Winners’ Cup (defunct) and one European Super Cup. He left Aberdeen in 1986 and joined Manchester United, where he also has a statue.