Aberdeen has commissioned a statue to honour former manager Alex Ferguson. The Scottish club will unveil the statue later this year. Former club Aberdeen confirmed that it will honour Alex Ferguson with a statue.
Aberdeen announced on Thursday that they had commissioned a bronze Ferguson statue, which will be located on the external concourse outside the Richard Donald Stand at Pittodrie and will be unveiled later this year.
Sir Alex Fergusen reacted to the news: “I am thrilled and honoured by this recognition from Aberdeen Football Club, where I spent a fantastic and memorable part of my managerial career.”
“I am particularly pleased with the image the club has chosen to base the statue on and with the choice of a sculptor whose recent work is incredibly lifelike. I can’t wait to see it,” he added.
In the year 1983, Ferguson led the Dons to European Cup Winners’ Cup glory after they defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg. During his eight-year tenure at the club, he also oversaw three league titles, four Scottish Cups, and one Scottish League Cup.
Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack said: “Sir Alex’s contribution to the club was immense and it’s fitting that we honour him in this way. His arrival at Pittodrie heralded the start of the most successful period in the club’s history and put Aberdeen firmly on the football map of Europe.
“The year after next marks the 40th anniversary of our European Cup Winners’ Cup triumph in Gothenburg, along with winning the European Super Cup, so while this honour is long overdue, it comes at a fitting time.
Chris Gavin of AFC Heritage Trust added: “We are delighted to be involved with this project. Sir Alex is not only the greatest Aberdeen manager, but one of the great living Scots, known throughout the World for the top‐class boss that he is.”
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