TO THE shock of many football fans, southsider Sir Alex Ferguson finally retired from Manchester United’s dugout last week.
The boss will go down as one of the greatest managers in football history — and this week, we took to the streets to find out how residents think his impact compares to that of other successful Glaswegians.
Raymond Turnbull, a 67-year-old shopping at The Avenue in Newton Mearns, believes “so many Glaswegians have changed the world, but Charles Rennie Mackintosh has the most enduring impact”.
Like Mr Turnbull, Kay Robinson (46) believes the artist and designer’s impact is significantly more important.
The florist, from Eaglesham, said: “You would be hard-pushed to find somebody who has done more for Glasgow than him.”
Sales rep Johnny Hunter (41), from Clarkston, defends the former Manchester United gaffer.
He told The Extra: “There is nobody out there who has the same will to succeed. David Moyes has a hard act to follow.”
Gerry Severin, a 59-year-old from Newton Mearns, agreed: “Although there are many great Glaswegians, Sir Alex is top of the bunch.”
However her husband Terry (85) believes hotel magnate Sir Reo Stakis is the greatest ever, commenting: “He gave so much of his money to charity and his success in business was incredible.”
And joining in the debate on Twitter, councillor Gordon McCaskill opted for Sir Colin Campbell, Field Marshal Lord Clyde.