Degree honour for Ferguson

29 June 2011 06:27
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be honoured by a university on Wednesday for his "outstanding contribution" to sport.[LNB] The 69-year-old will be made a doctor of the University of Stirling.[LNB]The visit will take Ferguson back to his footballing roots in central Scotland, where he played with Falkirk from 1969 to 1973.[LNB]Glasgow-born Ferguson also started his managerial career at nearby East Stirlingshire in 1974.[LNB]The university said the award will recognise Ferguson's "great distinction in the field of sport and the general public arena".[LNB]He will be presented with his doctorate by the university chancellor, broadcaster James Naughtie.[LNB]The ceremony in which the football boss is being honoured is one of four graduation ceremonies taking place at the institution today and tomorrow.

Source: Team_Talk