He may have won Wimbledon twice, received a knighthood and be the proud owner of an Olympic gold medal – but Sir Andy Murray would still love some career advice from the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.
Speaking to The Big Issue for this week’s exclusive Connor Brothers takeover edition, the tennis ace said he wished he had made more of the time he has spent with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex, and hopes to get the opportunity to sit down with him in the future.
“I’ve met Alex Ferguson a few times but there have always been lots of people around,” he said. “I wish I’d had the opportunity to spend more time with him, because he’s a very special guy.
“I would love to sit down and ask him lots of questions to help me deal with certain situations and with pressure and how to stay motivated. Yeah, that would be someone I could learn a lot from.”
Elsewhere in his Letter to My Younger Self interview, Murray discusses his childhood, balancing fatherhood with his career and the advice he got from his daughter after being knocked out of Wimbledon this year.
“I got home and my daughter said, “Daddy, you’re home because you lost another tennis match.” And I said, yeah, I did lose. And she said, ‘When you lose something you should try and try again.’