With Gary Neville’s recent appointment as the manager of Valencia CF, the number of football club managers who once played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United FC has gone up to 29.

The headlines this week have been dominated by the news that much loved Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has been appointed as the manager of La Liga side Valencia CF till the end of the season. But he has something in common with 28 other managers — they’ve all been managed by Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Times have released a list of all of these managers after the announcement and it contains some big names.
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This list includes some who are managing top European sides, like Laurent Blanc at Paris Saint Germain, as well as English sides like Stoke City FC (Mark Hughes) and Hull City FC (Steve Bruce). The Manchester United manager-in waiting Ryan Giggs is also a Sir Alex product through and through.

Sir Alex Ferguson: The Legend

Sir Alex Ferguson won 38 trophies during his 26 years at Manchester United and is one of the most successful managers in the history of football. But his contribution to his team goes beyond just excelling on the football pitch. The fact that so many of his ex-players are capable of getting into management shows that he inculcated the ability in his players to think about playing and strategising and have the capability to implement their plans.

The Scotsman is definitely one of the greatest footballing minds to have ever graced the beautiful game.