Sir Alex Ferguson becomes Eintracht Frankfurt new manager in German’s Bundesliga

Sir Alex Ferguson becomes Eintracht Frankfurt new manager in German’s Bundesliga

 

Sir Alex Ferguson given lifetime membership by Eintracht Frankfurt

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Sir Alex Ferguson given lifetime membership by Eintracht Frankfurt

19/03/2024 – 15:32

Ferguson scored a hat-trick against Frankfurt in his first game for Rangers, a pre-season friendly in 1967 which the Scottish giants won 5-3.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been given a lifetime membership by Eintracht Frankfurt due to his links to the Bundesliga club.

 

Ferguson scored a hat-trick against Frankfurt in his first game for Rangers, a pre-season friendly in 1967 which the Scottish giants won 5-3.

 

The 82-year-old was also a spectator at Ibrox when the two sides met in the semi-finals of the European Cup seven years earlier, the German club winning the second leg 6-3 to complete a 12-4 victory on aggregate.

 

𝗦𝗶𝗿 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘂𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗵𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗳𝘂𝗿𝘁.

 

There are plenty of points of contact – and were the reason for a personal conversation with the legendary trainer and manager.

 

— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) March 19, 2024

 

“That was unbelievable,” Ferguson recalled in an interview published on Frankfurt’s website.

 

“In the first leg, Frankfurt beat Rangers 6-1. I was at the second leg when Eintracht came to Ibrox with 70,000 spectators.

 

“Of course we felt hopeful and told ourselves that Rangers could come back. In the end they lost again by six goals.

 

“I was a Rangers fan and only lived about 200 metres from Ibrox. I also attended the final (against Real Madrid at Hampden Park) and hoped Frankfurt would win as they had beaten Rangers.

 

“At the time I was 17 years old and played for Queens Park FC from Glasgow. It was a great game. (Richard) Kress scored the first goal. We said to ourselves, ‘wow, a great German team’.

 

“But then there were (Ferenc) Puskas, (Alfredo) Di Stefano and (Paco) Gento. I don’t think there will ever be another team as charismatic as the Real Madrid team at the time.

 

“Puskas scored four goals and Di Stefano three. They were fantastic players and the 7-3 win was an incredible game. There was no shame in losing this game. Frankfurt had proven itself in the semi-final against Rangers.”

 

Scotland will face Germany in the group stages of this summer’s European Championship and Ferguson was jokingly asked if the hosts had “an outside chance” of beating Steve Clarke’s side.

 

“No chance,” Ferguson said with a laugh. “Scotland isn’t that bad, you know. They have good midfielders, two good full-backs. There have only been difficulties in the striker position in recent years.”

 

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