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Follow up on the Quote Challenge, here’s my quote for Day 2.
“The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work.” – Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United manager
For me, Sir Alex Ferguson sums up the ideal leader. I have honestly not seen, or read about anybody who’s done it better than him, consistently for so long. He exudes a certain swagger, a certain charisma that is unparalleled and it draws you to him. The way he has led the football clubs he has managed is a masterclass in football management like no other. The eleven players in his squad may not all be big glamorous names but they have overthrown teams with the biggest names. The difference between the two has always been the fact that Ferguson built a team in every sense of the word and he instilled a spirit into it that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.
This quote is a perfect summation of the emphasis he placed in teamwork. It is about the fact that no player is singularly bigger than the club. Its about how teams just naturally ‘do their thing’ when they’re a real team, when they understand each other, when they can bring out the best from each other and more so from their ‘star’ players.
Sir Alex is a whole different level.
Well, then, that wraps up Day 2 of the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge!
Did you like this quote? There are obviously tons of amazing Sir Alex quotes out there, but is there one on teamwork (that you know of), that’s even better than this one? BTW, any Manchester United fans out here? If yes, what do you guys think of all the new signings (Schweini, Schneiderlin, Darmian and Depay of course!)? I’m jumping in my seat with excitement ever since all these new signings starting rolling into my notification bar. Pleeaaassseee do let me know in the comments down below!
See you guys tomorrow on the final Day 3 of the Challenge!