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Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Lateral Thinking Skills, Thinking Skills |

Alex Ferguson

In the early 1990’s, Alex Ferguson was the coach of Manchester United, the most successful professional soccer team in England at that time.

Previously he had been a very successful manager in Scotland. He would be a very successful manager of a soccer team anywhere in the world, except Singapore. Why is that?

Clue: Soccer is played in Singapore. Alex Ferguson’s style of coaching would be appropriate. One of his personal habits would not be acceptable in Singapore.



Answer: Alex Ferguson chews gum incessantly during soccer games. The sale and use of chewing gum are illegal in Singapore.