Sir Alex Ferguson has completely ruled out the possibility of making a sensational return to the dugout at Manchester United.
The Scot led the Reds to a staggering 38 major trophies, including 13 league titles, two UEFA Champions Leagues, five FA Cups and four League Cups, before calling an end to his 26-year stay at the club last season. He has since taken up a director role at Old Trafford, and has been in attendance at recent matches having recovered from a hip operation.
David Moyes, who was chosen by Ferguson as his successor, has struggled in the opening weeks of his reign, with the shock 2-1 home loss to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday being the third defeat in six Premier League matches. Whilst there is no indication whatsoever that this is causing any cause for huge alarm in the red half of Manchester, this hasn’t prevented speculation surrounding the future of the former Everton boss.
It has even been suggested that Ferguson may be invited back to give Moyes a hand, or even succeed his compatriot for a second stint in charge. However, the 71-year-old has no intention of returning to management, and has insisted that given time, the new man at the helm of the champions will turn things around and prove successful.
“I’m not interested in managing again or getting myself worked up about Manchester United’s results,” he told American network PBS. “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.”
Away from their poor Premier League form, United have dislodged rivals Liverpool from the League Cup and opened their UEFA Champions League bid with a 4-2 home win over Bayer Leverkusen. On Wednesday they face Shakhtar Donetsk in the same competition, before they resume their defence of the title at Sunderland on Saturday.