Former Manchester United central defender Rio Ferdinand has disclosed that his ideal candidate that he preferred to take up the managerial role at the club after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement was José Mourinho. Sir Alex decided to call time on his coaching career and retired at the end of the 2012-2013 season after a lot of years helping the club win a lot of titles.
The former manager did not make his intention of retiring known to the world until the season came to an end but there were a few people who knew what he had decided and Ferdinand was one of them. Mourinho was on the list of the candidates who were eyed as a replacement for Sir Alex by Manchester United but he was still the manager of Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid even though his time at the club was also coming to an end.
Manchester United season has been one of two tales, with the squad which seemed incapable of winning games before November looking rejuvenated. The Arrival of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has played largely to this but one major key has been the return of the team to the Manchester United way.
This style of football was cultivated during Sir Alex Ferguson tenure at United and lasted 26 years filed with all trophies imaginable. However United made mistakes post-Ferguson, firstly appointing David Moyes who looked below par.
Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has his seat on hold at Old Trafford ahead of the club’s game against Leicester City in the season opener. The Red Devils will host the Foxes on August 10 when the season kicks off. The club is hoping Ferguson would be well enough to attend the opener.
The legendary coach suffered a stroke in May but he has recovered. He made his first appearance this week since the potentially fatal incident. He was featured in a video message where he thanked NHS staff for their efforts in saving his life.