Sir Alex Ferguson returns to Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson has been appointed to a think-tank at Manchester United .
Sir Alex Ferguson returned to Manchester United after Richard Arnold, the club chief executive, approached the legendary manager for advice.
Ferguson, former CEO David Gill, former United captain Bryan Robson, and present director of football John Murtough, have been included in a think-tank set up so that he can count on their wide experience in all aspects of the Old Trafford club.
This new position will give Ferguson the most influence since he retired as United Manager in 2013, but he stayed involved at United as a non-executive director. The men gathered at Carrington on Tuesday in a meeting that was the first in a series of regular meetings involving the group.
In November, Sportsmail reported that Ferguson was keen on the opportunity of being more involved in the club after he was asked to by former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer several times.
After recovering from a dangerous brain hemorrhage in 2018, he could no longer be active at the club.
However, club CEO Arnold feels it must be taken advantage of Ferguson’s knowledge and experience in football. During his long years at the Old Trafford helm, he led United to a massive haul of 38 trophies.
Ferguson’s return to Carrington occurred on the same day that Cristiano Ronaldo arrived for crunch talks regarding his future with the club. Arnold acted smartly to have Ferguson in the building as he has had a huge influence on the Portuguese’s career.