Glasgow Caledonian University have named a library after Manchester United icon and Scottish football legend Sir Alex Ferguson (Sky Sports).

The legendary manager visited the university on Wednesday to open the Sir Alex Ferguson Library. He’s since spoken about his relationship with Glasgow Caledonian.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been honoured by Glasgow Caledonian University.

The legendary boss has been honoured. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Sir Alex said: “I’ve had a brilliant relationship with GCU over many years now and it is an absolute honour that the university has chosen to name its library after me.

“I thoroughly enjoy returning to the university and listening to students speak passionately about their experiences. I see great ambition and potential in many of our young people.”

Charitable gestures

To give thanks to this humbling tribute, the football legend has donated a number of items to GCU. It’s a collection of memorabilia which will be showcased in a display called Sir Alex – My Story in Objects.

A Sir Alex Ferguson display is available for viewing at Glasgow Caledonian University. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Amongst these items include his A-licence coaching certificate from the late 70s and a diary from 1993. This was an important year for both him and Manchester United as it’s when he won his first Premier League at Old Trafford.

Other items include a Scottish league shirt and a League Managers Association manager of the year trophy, amongst another couple of brilliant bits of Sir Alex’s history.

He has been a long-time supporter of GCU and he’s already given £700,000 to their foundation so far. His display is currently open to the public.

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