Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson reveals who his successor would have been in 2002
Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography has been making waves all over the place, with each new revelation coming something of as a shock. After stating that Steven Gerrard was not a top, top player and incurring the wrath of Brendon Rodgers, the latest revelation tells us about who his successor would have been had he decided to retire after the 20010-2002 season.
In the autobiography, this is what Sir Alex wrote:
“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.
“‘Why Eriksson?’ I asked him, later. ‘You may be wrong, you may be right,’ Maurice said’”.
If you recall, Sir Alex later reconsidered his decision to retire after being urged to continue on by family as well as rival managers and stayed for a further 11 years.
Would you have liked it had Sven-Goran Eriksson taken over as the manager back then?