Sports Professional Behaviour - Sir Alex Ferguson

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Sports Professional Behaviour- Sir Alex Ferguson
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Professional behaviour required for a future career in sport management.................................1Ethical leadership in sports environment....................................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONSir Alexander Chapman Ferguson is a former Scottie football manager and player whomanaged Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. On 31stDecember’ 1941, Alex was born at hisgrandmother’s home at Shield-hall road in Govan. He lived with his parents and one youngerbrother. He did his schooling from Govan high school. With harmony row boys club in Govan,he began his career of football. As an amateur, with Queen's park, Ferguson's playing careerbegan where he made his debut as a striker at the age of 16 years. During this time, he realizedthat he wants to be a football player and started working towards his goals (Cruickshank andCollins, 2016). By the players, managers and the analyst, he is being considered as one of thegreatest and most successful managers of all time.For several Scottish clubs such as Dunfermline athletic and rangers, he has played as aforward. In Scottish league that was held in the year 1965-66, he was at the top goals scorerswhile playing for Dunfermline. He also worked as a coach towards the end of his career and healso started his managerial career with East Stirling-shire and St Mirren. As a manager ofAberdeen Ferguson, he also enjoyed a highly successful period. He has won around threeScottish league championship and four Scottish cups in the year 1983. In the November 1986, hewas also appointed as a manager of Manchester United. He won around 38 trophies during hiscareer with Manchester United. In these trophies, premier league titles, FA cups, etc. wereincluded. He is one of the longest serving manager of Manchester United (Jarvie, 2017).In this report, the professional behaviour of this football player will be demonstrated. Theskills of Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson will also be evaluated in order to find out the reasonbehind his success in his career. The ethical leadership theories will also be used in this report.Professional behaviour required for a future career in sport managementThe notion of professionalism is being elevated with the rise of professional athleticswith competitors who earn a living participating in sports. The professional behaviour wasfollowed by Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson in his career and this is one of the reasons that hasgiven him so much success and harmony. Some professional behaviours that needs to be there inthe game of sports are as follows-:Preparation– A basic tenet of professionalism in sports is being formed by thepreparation. The efforts need to be put by the sportsman on the field.. During the practice, the1
efforts are needed to be put in by the players for that they need to study the play-book and stayin shape etc. In order to gain an idea of how to play, they need to look in the footsteps ofopponents. The key to good performance is preparation and if the preparation is not being donefor long hours beforehand then athletes will not be able to do his best in field. Sir AlexanderChapman Ferguson has invested a lot of time in order to prepare himself for the game of football.Before the football match he used to practice for long hours and also the football rule book wasalso being studied by him in order to aware himself about the rules and regulation of the game.In order to perform well on the field, this practice before the match was done by him (Fergusonand Girardi, 2018).Opponents– With honour and respect, sports professionals need to treat their opponents.. As enemies the opponents need not to be treated by the sports man. If with respect they arebeing treated then this means that sportsmen is adhering the rules of sportsmanship. And after thegame the hand shake can be offered by the sports man to the rival person for their goodperformance. Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson used to treat all the rival players with respectand honour. In his long career, there was no such news that he has treated any rival payer withdisrespect. And if a match he used to lose he would go to winning player and congratulate himfor his win. This shows up his professional behaviour that is required for the game of football(Mulhall, 2015).Losses- No person is perfect neither in the game nor in the real life. Every athlete willlose a game sooner or later. So, if sport's person loses any game then this should not be taken inthe negative way. They should try to take the failure with grace and dignity as well asunderstand it is all part of the game. In order to behave in the professional manner, the sportsman need to identify what went wrong and work harder towards it so that similar mistake willnot be repeated next time. Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson never used to take his loses in thenegative way instead of that he used to learn from his mistakes and try that the similar mistake isnot repeated by him in the game. He always thought that winning and losing are the two sides ofgame sometime you win and sometimes you learn. With dignity and grace, he used to take up hisdefeats and also he used toworkhard towards his goals. (File, 2018).Rules and regulation- All the rules and regulations that is related to the game need to befollowed and practised by sports' person. If any of the rule is not followed by them then thiswould not be considered as a professional behaviour. This will not be good for their career also2
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