SIR Alex Ferguson is to auction off his extensive collection of human skulls.
The former Manchester United boss collected approximately 5,000 skulls over his 27 years in the Old Trafford hotseat, mostly from referees, rival managers, and goalkeepers who displeased him.
Ferguson said that he took up skull collecting as a hobby to relieve the stress of managing one of the worlds biggest clubs.
He said: It allowed me to think about something outside the game. I needed to have things to distract me from football or Id have gone mad.
Ferguson described his famous practice of inviting visiting managers into his office after the final whistle.
Wed always have a glass of wine – theirs would have sedatives in – then I would put on some Huey Lewis and the News and reach into my drawer for a cleaver.”
Vintage skulls in the Ferguson collection include Mark Bosnich, Paul McGrath, and Kevin Keegan, who memorably said in 1996 ,I would love it, love it, if Alex Ferguson didnt cut off my head, boil it and then display my skull.