Alex Ferguson Wife & Family

alex ferguson wife - cathy ferguson

Alex Ferguson married his wife, Cathy Ferguson, in 1966. The couple has been together for more than five decades and has three children. Mr and Mrs Ferguson now live in Cheshire, United Kingdom. 

Cathy Ferguson maidens name is Cathy Holden and she met Alex Ferguson in 1964. Staying with him all the way through his football and managerial career.

Cathy Ferguson is a known Catholic and It’s reported that during his spell at Scottish club Glasgow Rangers, the Ferguson’s received various forms of discrimination.

Sir Alex wrote in his autobiography that the claims were true, although explaining that he made the club well aware of her religion before signing contracts.

Cathy Ferguson The Wife Of Sir Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson wife - Cathy Ferguson

While considering retirement from Manchester United, Cathy was one of the main reasons he carried on the extra years.

Her reasons are nothing short of amazing; One, you’re in good health. Two, I don’t want you around the house. And three, you’re too young to retire anyway.

Alex Ferguson’s Children

Darren Ferguson is the most famous among Ferguson’s three sons. Besides a former footballer, he also followed his father’s footsteps into management after retirement. 

Darren’s senior career as a player started at Manchester United under his father. Although spending 4 years at the club, before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1995. 

The midfielder’s career highlight was earning 310 caps for Wrexham and winning them Division Two promotion. He also captained the side to win the Football League Trophy, which was the club’s maiden national silverware.

He currently manages League One outfit Peterborough United. The 48-year-old has been the manager of the club in three different spells. In 2013/14, he led them to a Football League trophy. 

Ferguson’s elder son Mark Ferguson was born in 1968 and works as an investment banker. Darren and his twin brother Jason was born four years later. Jason operates an event management business.

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