Professional football player and now Coach. AKA: Fergie
I’m renowned for: Being grumpy. I can always find something to have a moan about. I’m sure my players would agree!
The song that describes me best is: You’re Never Going to Keep Me Down by a British band called Chumbawamba. Not many people have probably heard of them. I think it might have been the only decent song they ever released, but it’s always been a favourite of mine.
As a child I always… getting up to mischief like most kids. Football was always my passion but I’d play all the normal childhood games. I had a really happy childhood, really good times.
If I had a superpower it would it be: The ability to be able to read my players’ minds to see what they’re really thinking. What a power that would be to be able to really get inside their heads!
When I’m alone in my car I think about: This probably leads on from the last question … I’m always thinking about training, and games, and the tactics I’m trying to use. How did training or the game go? Were the players up to the challenge? Did they take on board what I was trying to teach them? Things like that. If only I had that superpower!
Right now I wish I was… lying in the Caribbean with Pina Colada.
My favourite day is: A match-day Saturday. I don’t care if it’s A League or the juniors playing out at Brolga Park here in Townsville. I just love the game of football and I love watching people play at any level.
One thing I can’t live without is: Chocolate. I’m a self-confessed choc-a-holic. I’d even get in and pinch some of my girls’ Easter eggs when they were little!
In five years from now I hope I’m… still happy with life, wherever I am, and my girls are all happy and successful in whatever they are doing.
Last gift I gave someone was: A lovely Pandora charm for my wife Suzanne’s birthday.
Best advice I’ve been given: Never give up, believe in your dreams, just go for it. If you’re going to following a sporting career there’s no other attitude that works.
My biggest regret: Sporting-wise was not being able to play for Scotland in the 1996 Euros because of injury. I played all the qualifying games but then got injured and couldn’t go on to the actual tournament.
The best day of my life (so far): In football terms it was when I won the 9th Championships in a row with Rangers in 94–95. Personally it was my marriage to Suzanne.
Two celebrities I’d like to dine with: I never got a chance to meet Queen Elizabeth – that’s still on my list – and even though I met Margaret Thatcher – I would have loved to have sat down for a meal with her. Imagine having dinner with those two ladies! That would be some serious dinner conversation!
The motto I live by: Be true and honest. Not enough people are. Not everyone is going to like you, or like what you have to say, but the most important thing is that your remain true to your own values and beliefs.