Hans Frettaberg - The Sir Alex Ferguson Challenge.
This story is centered around the career of... you guessed it, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Now as many of you will know Sir Alex started his career at East Stirlingshire where he then went on to manage St Mirren, Aberdeen and finally Manchester United.
Instead of Sir Alex a new man is about to enter the realms of management.
Hans was born in Reykjavik in Iceland in 1979 to a Icelandic mother and Danish father, in 1984 he moved to Denmark to a town called Brondbyvester. It was there where he developed his love for the game of football and his local team Brondby IF.
Soon Hans was thrown into the game he loved into the Lyngby academy in 1991 at the age of 12, he was not playing for his favourite team but he loved it none the less. In 1992 Lyngby won the Danish superliga toppling the power of Brondby who won it the year previously. In 1994 his footballing skills were noticed by the head of developement who instantly offered Frettaberg a contract under the guidance of the manager. The year was 1997 and Hans was struggling he had made two senior appearances and looked less than convincing in both, consequently Hans' contract was terminated. It was August 1998 and Brondy had offered a contract, he accepted gratiously. It was his dream, finally he had made it. His father expressed his pride and his mother was estatic.
By 2001, Frettaberg was a first team regular at 22 as a defensive midfielder, it was not his job to score goals however when he did score goals they were often spectacular, he was a brilliant shooter and a brilliant passer claimed his manager.
2002 was a good year Brondby won the league and Frettaberg played a big part in that success by 2002, Frettaberg had made 16 appearances for Denmark and scored 3 goals. It was brilliant and by 2003 at 24 years old he packed his bag and left his beloved team for West Bromwich Albion. Frettaberg stayed at West Brom until 2009, he made 182 appearances and scored a combined total of 31 goals. In 2010 he moved to Aberdeen for £2.3 million pounds that same year he announed international retirement at the age of 31 due to fitness issues, he made 44 appearances and scored 12 goals.
In 2014 he retired at the age of 35. Four months later he went for a job at East Stirlingshire a club famous for the starting base for Sir Alex Ferguson. Hans soon found himself manager of East Stirlingshire. Beginners luck he said.