From Manchester United to Merlot: Sir Alex Ferguson could make a fortune investing in wine claims expert
A leading wine expert believes Sir Alex Ferguson can make a fortune in retirement by investing in French wine.
After quitting as manager of Manchester United at the end of last season, the 71-year-old is reportedly interested in buying vineyard in the south of France.
Alexander Hall, owner of Bespoke Bordeaux wines thinks Ferguson can increase his wealth by investing in a vineyard: “If Sir Alex was to buy a vineyard, his name, contacts and reputation could prove extremely profitable in the wine industry.
“The best areas for wine in France are in Bordeaux and Province, so Sir Alex could target either of those regions. There are also some really nice chateaus around the Bordeaux area, so he could even buy one of those.”
It is not yet clear what role Fergie would have if he was to buy a vineyard, but Hall believes the Scot could take a hands-on role: “He could either hire people to look after the production of the wine or he could get involved himself and spend time on site.”
Ferguson would follow the likes of David Beckham and David Ginola into the wine business, both of whom have invested in vineyards in the US and France, respectively.
Ferguson – who spent 26 years in the Old Trafford hotseat – is a known lover of wine and regularly shared a glass with opposing managers after matches.
The Scot has admitted in the past that: “The best French wines are still the best in the world,” so it would come as no surprise if he was to purchase a vineyard in the region.
Despite retiring as manager, he will remain at United as a director and ambassador, but with rumours he has asked Eric Cantona for help in finding a French chateau for him and his wife Cathy, next season, Ferguson’s time could be split between Manchester and France.
After taking over as manager of United in 1986, Ferguson went on to win 38 trophies with the club, including 13 Premier League titles and he retires as the most successful British manager of all time.
Former Everton manager David Moyes has been announced as Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford, with the club handing the Scot a six-year deal.Tagged in: manchester united, sir alex ferguson
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