Six months after retiring from Football Sir Alex Ferguson finds himself top of the table yet again
Sir Alex Ferguson‘s autobiography has caused a lot of headlines in recent weeks. He has spoken openly over his thoughts on David Beckham, Jordan Henderson, Arsene Wenger, and Rafa Benitez amongst many. Many have rushed to buy his book to find out more about his thoughts and what exactly happened behind the scenes at Old Trafford.
His book was always going to be popular but it has already broken records. One record in particular that had stood before Manchester United‘s famous Champions League victory in 1999. The autobiography has become the fastest selling non-fiction book since records began. In the first week of sales the book was sold 115,547 times. It sold 90,000 more than the second most sold book that week, Morrisey’s autobiography.
The record for the fastest selling non-fiction book was previously held by majority shareholder at Norwich City, Delia Smith. In December 1999 her book How to Cook: Book Two sold 112,000 in one week. It has stood for nearly 14 years, but former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has now claimed that crown.
It will be a familiar feeling for Ferguson having spent much of his managerial career at the top of the table. With Sven-Goran Eriksson’s autobiography due to be published tomorrow, Fergie could be receiving some competition. It has already been revealed from Sven’s book that he was once offered the United job and signed a contract before Fergie decided against retiring in 2002.