Sir Alex Ferguson visited the Music Hall in 2015 to give a talk about leadership skills. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most successful football managers of all time. Ferguson managed Aberdeen from 1978 to 1986 and the Scotland team in 1985–1986 before going to Manchester United in 1986 where he stayed until retiring in 2013. He was awarded Freedom of the City of Aberdeen 30 March 1999. Ferguson led Aberdeen to success both in Scottish football and in Europe, winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983. Aberdeen continued to perform well in the league and Scottish Cup competitions for the next two seasons and Ferguson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1985 New Year Honours. He later was awarded the CBE in 1995 and Knighted in 1999.
By Permission of Sir Alex Ferguson