Fergie outs United secrets

2013-10-24 14:30
Alex Ferguson (Getty)

London - Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United would have tried to prise Sven-Goran Eriksson from his role as England manager had the Scot not reconsidered a decision to quit 12 years ago.

"Sven-Goran Eriksson was to be the new United manager, I believe," Ferguson said. "That was my interpretation, anyway, though Maurice (Watkins, a then United director) never confirmed it.

In the end, with the help of his family, who urged him to reconsider, Ferguson announced he would be staying on and lasted another 11 years in the job.


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