‘I’d get Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone to replace Jose Mourinho at Man Utd’

MANCHESTER UNITED should turn to Sir Alex Ferguson to guide them through this rough patch.


Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Express.co.uk

‘I’d get Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone to replace Jose Mourinho at Man Utd’
Sir Alex Ferguson has been tipped for a shock return (Image: GETTY)

That is the opinion of football manager Ian Holloway.

United have recorded their worst ever points total at this stage in the Premier League era.

That was enough to convince the board to finally call time on Jose Mourinho’s tenure.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward delivered the news to Mourinho in a meeting on Tuesday morning.

Holloway has now questioned the United board and if the right people are in charge upstairs.

"Do their owners really want it?” he asked on Love Sport Radio.

"It makes them lots of money, but that’s not what football is about is it?

‘I’d get Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone to replace Jose Mourinho at Man Utd’
Ian Holloway has backed Sir Alex for a shock return (Image: GETTY)

‘I’d get Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone to replace Jose Mourinho at Man Utd’
The glory days at Old Trafford under Sir Alex seem an eternity ago (Image: GETTY)

"It’s your heart and soul it shouldn’t make you money, it’s not about that.

"It’s about how your fans care and the size of your club.

"Where your previous manager, under his guidance with the help of a wonderful person, the way Sir Alex Ferguson got on with every bit of business they ever did was so professional, so on the ball and that’s going to be a hard act to follow.”

The former QPR boss then insisted that anyone brought in is not going to be as good as Sir Alex and they should consider giving him a call.

‘I’d get Sir Alex Ferguson on the phone to replace Jose Mourinho at Man Utd’
The long term ambition is to see Mauricio Pochettino take charge (Image: GETTY)

"Whoever is tried is failing,” he added.

"For me I’d get him on the pone and ask him back to help and guide them.”

The Scotsman underwent surgery back in May after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

After months of recovery, he returned to watch his first United match on September 22. It remains unlikely that he will ever return to management.



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