Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Roman Abramovich asked him to be Chelsea manager when he bought the club in 2003.
In the interview with Charlie Rose, which was shown on PBS last night, Ferguson said:
“They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club and I said: ‘No chance.’”
Ferguson added that he has no plans on returning to management, and that he says United are in good hands with Moyes now in charge.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Sir Alex Ferguson reveals that Roman Abramovich asked him to be Chelsea manager when he bought the club — Telegraph
- Sir Alex Ferguson rules out ever returning to management — The Independent
- Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder has fans daring to dream again — BBC Sport
- If Kevin De Bruyne is unhappy at Chelsea we’ll take him back – Werder Bremen chief — Evening Standard
- Michael Duberry: Ex-Chelsea and Leeds defender retires — BBC Sport
- In FIFA politics, Blatter is the consummate player — The New York Times
- Jose Mourinho rules Fernando Torres out of Spain squad next week — Independent
- FIFpro calls on EU to step in to protect players and stop criminal activity — Inside World Football
- World Cup 2014: Building work on the Curitibia Stadium suspended due to safety fears — Independent
- Gareth Bale diagnosed with muscle contracture – with Real Madrid unable to name a comeback date for the winger — Independent
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