Sir Alex Ferguson 'to be given lifetime achievement award from the BBC'

Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson acknowledges fans at the end of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on May 19, 2013
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Sir Alex Ferguson will reportedly be given a lifetime achievement award by the BBC at this year's Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will reportedly be handed a lifetime achievement award by the BBC.

The honour is expected to be presented to the Scotsman during the Sports Personality of the Year awards show in December in recognition of his 27-year career at Old Trafford.

Ferguson could be part of the broadcasters' World Cup coverage in Brazil next year if he accepts the award, according to the Daily Star.

Ferguson refused to speak to the BBC for seven years until 2011 following a documentary featuring his son and football agent Jason.

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