Fergie’’s passion for football stopped him becoming a toolmaker in Canada

November 15th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov.15 (ANI): Manchester United coach-cum-manager Alex Ferguson has said that were not for his passion for football, he would have ended up being a toolmaker in Canada.
Speaking to reporters here after completing a half-centurys involvement with the game, Ferguson, 66, was quoted by The Sun as saying: I cant believe I have been in the game 50 years now. In those early years I was never quite sure where I was going to go. But thats life. I was 21, playing part-time football for Dunfermline and on the point of emigrating to Canada, where my fathers family was to take up the tool-making trade. I had done my apprenticeship and, at that time, tool-making was a great trade in Canada and well paid. It was a great country. But then things changed. That is fate, added Ferguson, who has emerged as the most successful coach in European football. (ANI)

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