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It's Doctor Sir Alex Ferguson to you!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was made a Doctor of the University of Stirling for his "outstanding contribution" to sport during graduation ceremonies on Wednesday.

Sir Alex Ferguson poses after being awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Stirling University
Sir Alex Ferguson poses after being awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Stirling University

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The veteran manager was presented with his doctorate by the university's Chancellor, James Naughtie.

Ferguson has now an honorary doctorate to go with the knighthood, OBE, CBE and freedom of the cities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Manchester.

"It's still a great honour to be appreciated. I've had many honours but I still appreciate it," the 69-year-old told the Stirling graduates of 2011.

"You have now a foundation - it's not a passport to success but it's an endorsement."

Born in Glasgow, Ferguson played for six Scottish clubs from 1957 to 1974, before starting his managerial career at nearby East Stirlingshire.

He went on to manage St Mirren and Aberdeen before ending up at Old Trafford - where he has won the Champions League twice, the English Premier League on 10 occasions and the FA Cup five times.


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