Aberdeen Football Club has commissioned a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson to commemorate his outstanding contribution to the club.
The bronze statue will be located on the external concourse outside the Richard Donald Stand, and will be the first of a series that is being planned to celebrate and honour the club’s heroes.
Sculptor Andy Edwards will produce the statue based on a photograph taken of the great man celebrating the Dons winning the Scottish Premier Division in 1980.
“Sir Alex’s contribution to the club was immense and it’s fitting that we honour him in this way," said club chairman Dave Cormack.
“His arrival at Pittodrie heralded the start of the most successful period in the Club’s history and put Aberdeen firmly on the football map of Europe. The year after next marks the 40th anniversary of our European Cup Winners Cup triumph in Gothenburg, along with winning the European Super Cup, so while this honour is long overdue, it comes at a fitting time.
“We began exploring the idea of a series of statues to recognise those legends who have made a lasting impact on the Club, over 18 months ago, but the process stalled due to the pandemic. It’s now very much back on our agenda and, when it came to deciding the subject of the first one, there was of course only one option, Sir Alex Ferguson.”