Gallery: The other side of Sir Alex Ferguson

Hairdryer treatment: Fergie and four hairdressing students at his old school in Govan. Photo: PA

Sir Alex Ferguson has long held a reputation for being one of the most intimidating figures in British sport. But there's more to Fergie than football and the hairdryer treatment, as this fun gallery shows…

Fergie smashes one up the fairway in Johannesburg in 1993. Credit: PA
Surely that trophy is way out of proportion? Fergie plays Subbuteo in 1999. Credit: PA
Tosser: Fergie shows off his pancake-tossing skills in front of chef Gary Rhodes in 1999. Credit: PA
Fergie has a nose for red: Launching Man Utd's own-brand wine in 1996. Credit: PA
Never shy of his old-school Labour roots, here's Fergie playing around with future PM Tony Blair in 1996. Credit: PA
Fergie loves horse-racing: Pictured here at Newmarket with his wonder horse Rock of Gibraltar in 2002. Credit: PA
The name's Ferguson… Alex Ferguson. Or is it Alec? Fergie with Bond legend Roger Moore in 2002. Credit: PA
Ferguson at the University of St Andrews, where he received an honorary doctorate in 2002. Credit: PA
Starting the Great North Run with Andrew Flintoff in 2006. Credit: PA
Fergie the raconteur: On the sofa at a fundraising gala in 2011. Credit: PA