Sir Alex Ferguson has accepted a long-term teaching position at Harvard University where he will lecture senior executives.
The former Manchester United manager — who was the subject of a study by the Ivy League university last year — has a role teaching a course called ‘The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports.’
The 72-year-old retired in 2013 after winning 49 trophies, including 38 in his 26-year stay at Old Trafford.
Ferguson, winner of 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues in his time at United, said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity and privilege to contribute to such a respected centre of excellence.
“The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience and I look forward to developing my relationship and activities with the students, faculty and friends of the Harvard Business School community.”
Ferguson’s skills were the subject of a study by Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse in 2012 called ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Managing Manchester United’, while the former manager set out his eight key principles for success last year.
Elberse — who also collaborated with Ferguson on a Harvard Business Review article on his managerial methods — said of the former Old Trafford boss: “We look forward to welcoming Sir Alex Ferguson on the HBS campus to share his remarkable leadership journey, and contribute to our Executive Education participants’ ability to make a profound difference in the world.”
Ferguson retired as United boss last May after winning the 2012-13 Premier League title, though successor David Moyes has struggled this season with the Red Devils languishing in seventh place in the table