Sir Alex Ferguson urged to become next Australia manager
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has recently played down any possibility that he will return to Old Trafford to help out David Moyes, although perhaps a part-time international role could be up his street instead.
October 15th, 2013
Australia are without a manager following the sacking of Holger Osieck recently, with the German coach relieved of his duties following two 6-0 hammerings at the hands of Brazil and France respectively.
It leaves the Socceroos searching for a new man to replace Osieck and Mark Bosnich hopes that Football Federation Australia can convince Ferguson to head Down Under and take charge of the national team.
“We’ve been throwing around a lot of names but there’s one person that I haven’t heard mentioned – even though I’ve got more reason than anyone not to suggest him,” Bosnich told Triple M radio station.
“I’m just being honest and have had experience under him, so know what he’s like – it is Sir Alex Ferguson.
“That name hasn’t been put about, but we need someone of that ilk.
“He (Ferguson) would command a top whack, but in life, and especially in sport, you get what you pay for. If you want the very best, you’re going to have to pay for the best.”
Ferguson is currently enjoying semi-retirement, with a new book soon to be launched and he will tour a selection of theatres to speak publicly about his life at Old Trafford.
While the knight did take charge of the Scottish national team in 1986, it is thought to be unlikely that he would consider the chance of managing Australia.