Vastavam web: Messages of support continued to pour in as legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson fought for his life today following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson won 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge of Manchester United, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice.
It is a measure of the Scot’s success on the pitch, and his stature off it that tributes poured in from around the world of sport, and beyond, to wish the 76-year-old a speedy recovery after he underwent surgery yesterday.Top American baseball side the Chicago White Sox posted a heartfelt message on their Twitter page weeks after one of their players, Danny Farquhar, recently suffered a brain haemorrhage while sitting in the team dugout.
“The #WhiteSox stand with the @ManUtd community in sending our positive thoughts to Sir Alex Ferguson,” said the message on @whitesox.”Having been recently impacted by a brain hemorrhage in our own family, we know the dramatic impact it causes, and the strength that can be drawn from those who care.”Concerns for Ferguson’s health mounted when it was announced his son, Darren, the manager of English third-tier club Doncaster, would miss his side’s match against Wigan because of “family reasons”.
News of Ferguson’s operation was made public by United in a statement that appeared to be cautiously optimistic about his prospects for recovery.”Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” the statement said today.Pending updates on Ferguson’s condition today, messages of support from all walks of life poured in.
“I wish Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy and full recovery,” said British Labour MP John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor.”A brilliant manager and a good man, who won the respect of all of us football supporters worldwide.””I am concerned and I’m thinking about him and his family,” said the Frenchman.