Fergie Reveals He Rejected Chelsea Job & Insists He Wont Come Out Of Retirement
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he turned down the advances of Roman Abramovich to manage Chelsea and insists he has no interest in coming out of retirement
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he once turned down the advances of Roman Abramovich to manage Chelsea and insists he has no intention of coming out of retirement, according to Sky Sports News.
The United legend called time on his illustrious career in the summer, having won 38 major trophies – including 13 Premier League titles – during his 26 years at Old Trafford.
However, things could have been very different if Roman Abromovich had his way, as according to Sir Alex, the Blues owner made attempts to lure him to Stamford Bridge when he first bought Chelsea back in 2003 before he brought in Jose Mourinho, but Ferguson claims to have told the Russian billionaire there was ‘no chance’ he’d leave United.
“They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club and I said, ‘No chance’.
“I always come back to this point – why would you leave?” Ferguson was quoted as saying by Sky Sports
Having decided to call it a day at the end of the 2012/13 season, after winning yet another league title, Ferguson had a major say in the club bringing in Everton boss David Moyes as his replacement.
However, Moyes has endured a difficult start to life at Old Trafford and a 2-1 home defeat to West Brom on Saturday left the defending champions sitting 12th in the table.
After their worst start in over 24 years, many United fans have been calling for Sir Alex to come out of retirement to ‘save’ the club but the Scot has confirmed he has no intention of coming back to football and is more interested in enjoying life now he’s retired, and insists United are in safe hands under Moyes.
“I’m not interested in managing again or getting myself worked up about Manchester United’s results.
“United are in good hands with David Moyes. He will be fine. He’s a good manager.
“You would be throwing your money down the drain if you put any money on me coming back as a manager.
“I made my decision. The timing was perfect. There is no way back for me now. I’ve got a new life. I want to go to the Kentucky Derby and the US Masters, the Melbourne Cup. I want to visit vineyards in Tuscany and France.” Ferguson was quoted as saying by Sky Sports
It’s no surprise to hear Abramovich tried to land Ferguson 10 years ago, and it’s also no shock to learn he was turned down. Sir Alex was never going to manage another club after United and despite their poor start under Moyes, I think United fans should wish the 71-year-old a happy retirement and get behind the former Everton man.
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