Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson Discusses Park’s Contract, His Own Motivation


Sir Alex Ferguson revealed this week that Manchester United F.C. midfielder Park Ji-sung is evaluating anew  two-year contract offer from the club. Ferguson expects the South Korean to approve the extension.

“We have offered him a new contract and I am sure he will sign it,” said Ferguson.

“His career at United has been nothing but excellent. He is a tremendous professional. I am sure he will accept the new offer and tie himself down at the club for the next two years.”

Park began his football career for Myongji University before moving to Japan to play for Kyoto Purple Sanga. He then played for PSV Eindhoven. After PSV reached the semi-finals of the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, Park’s talents were recognized by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and he signed Park for a fee of around £4 million in July 2005. Since then, Park has won the Premier League 4 times and has also won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Moving on to Ferguson himself, the current Manchester United manager, has been succeeding and dominating both in England and in Europe since 1986. During this time, Ferguson has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion.

The longest tenured current manager in EPL, he was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game and also holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen. He was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame and an inaugural recipient of the FA Coaching Diploma, awarded to all coaches who had at least 10 years’ experience of being a manager or head coach. He is also the only mananger in English football to finish in the top three league places 20 consecutive years. He has won 47 trophies as manager which makes him the most successful British football manager in history.

With all this accomplished, I asked him at the media conference this week, what keeps him re-focused each season, and how he motivates himself every season?

“It’s quite simple. The expectations United demands on ya, and the players,” he responded.
“We’re not short of knowledge of what we have to achieve in the club. It’s very easy to be motivated (when) having that expectation from being at the right club, and it keeps me enthusiastic. And we’ve always had the stream of young players, and the future is always bright for us, so with all these issues, it’s quite easy for me stay motivated.”

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  1. Joker is, and will be no 1, in next 10 years

    go Djokovic


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