Manchester United’s prolific former manager Sir Alex Ferguson is writing a book on leadership with ex-Google and Yahoo executive Sir Michael Moritz

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Sir Alex Ferguson has been co-writing a new book (Source: Getty)

Sir Alex Ferguson, the prolific former manager of Manchester United, will soon reveal the secrets of his success in a new book on leadership.

Having won 38 trophies in 26 years with the Premier League club, the retired manager is already sharing his knowledge as a teacher at Harvard Business School.

Now Ferguson is teaming up with investor Sir Michael Moritz, a former executive at Google and Yahoo, to reveal all of his leadership lessons after spending 38 years as a manager.

The tome from Hodder & Stoughton is due to be released in October, simply called Leading.

The pair will cover tactics and teamwork, hiring and firing, dealing with the boardroom and responding to failure, taking an in-depth look at Ferguson’s pivotal leadership decisions throughout a glittering career at the top to inspire leaders off the pitch.

“Since stepping into retirement I have had the opportunity to reflect on my time as a football manager, and to consider the reasons behind my success through personal recollections, conversations with Mike Moritz and my role at Harvard Business School,” said Ferguson. “It has been a new experience for me to be looking into the past rather than planning for the future, but one that I have found enjoyable and rewarding.

“The process behind creating this book began many years ago following my first meeting with Mike, which immediately created a mutual respect for each other’s achievements. Over the past year, we have spent many hours together as we have worked our way through my life in order to draw out and discuss the key philosophies I applied during my career,” he said.

One to add to the reading list come autumn.

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