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Paul Scholes the latest protege of Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has taken his first job in club management after being appointed boss of Sky Bet League Two side Oldham. He joins a lengthy list of former United players who have worked under Sir Alex Ferguson and subsequently gone into management, which includes the likes of Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Gordon Strachan, Jaap Stam, Paul Ince, Bryan Robson and Teddy Sheringham. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five more ex-Red Devils who starred under Ferguson before moving into the dugout themselves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Solskjaer has been a big hit as Manchester United interim manager (John Walton/PA) The Norwegian has had a roller-coaster time in management since stepping into coaching at United, first in charge of the strikers and then the reserve t...

Brighton captain Bruno aims to emulate Sir Stanley Matthews

Brighton captain Bruno dreams of emulating the great Sir Stanley Matthews by capping his career with an FA Cup final appearance at the age of 38. The Spanish right-back, who is out of contract in the summer and considering retirement, can help the Seagulls take a step closer to Wembley when they host West Brom in the fourth round on Saturday. Former England winger Matthews was 38 when he memorably led Blackpool to cup glory in 1953, a match dubbed the ‘Matthews Final’. “That’s a signal, maybe,” joked Bruno, when asked about the Matthews connection. “I cannot think of anything better, of course. “When you are young, you dream to play in the best leagues and as you get older you keep dreaming to achieve big things, and why not? “That would be unbelievable. Can you imagine? “The older you get...

Report: Sir Alex Ferguson back working at Manchester United

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward turned to Sir Alex Ferguson for advice on who to bring in as Jose Mourinho’s replacement, according to a report. Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly being employed by Manchester United in a consultancy role to help restore the club back to its glory days. The legendary boss left Old Trafford in 2013 following a 26-year managerial spell that saw him win 38 major trophies. Ferguson is now back involved in a backroom position, according to The Sun, having played an active part in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s appointment as caretaker boss earlier this week. As well as giving the green light for Solskjaer to replace Jose Mourinho, the Scotsman is also said to have pulled strings for the return of his former assistant Mike Phelan. Executive vice-chairman Ed ...

What problems have Manchester United faced since Sir Alex Ferguson’s exit?

A look at United’s fortunes in recent years. Manchester United are on the hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the club’s fortunes since Sir Alex Ferguson’s long and successful reign came to an end in May 2013. Best laid plans Former Manchester Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hoped David Moyes, right, would prove a success at Old Trafford. (Martin Rickett/PA Images) It seemed a natural succession when Ferguson called for the United faithful to get behind new boss David Moyes when he finally called time on his trophy-laden Old Trafford career. Time, though, was a luxury his fellow Scot did not have. Being the man who followed the man was never going to be an easy job, in fact it was almost impossible – with all the...

Sir Bobby’s dad dance to Jose’s water torture: When managers get carried away

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tore on to the Anfield pitch and celebrated with goalkeeper Alisson Becker after Divock Origi’s last-gasp winner in the Merseyside derby. The German celebrated wildly after the Belgian capitalised on an awful mistake from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to head home the only goal of the game. Here, Press Association Sport looks back at some other times managers got a bit carried away when celebrating. Manchester United 1 Porto 1, March 2004 Mourinho celebrates his side’s late equaliser in Porto’s famous 1-1 draw at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA) Jose Mourinho introduced himself to English football fans in spectacular style, and at Sir Alex Ferguson‘s expense, in a Champions League tie at Old Trafford. The Portuguese tore off down ...

Derek McInnes draws on advice from Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Betfred Cup final

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes hopes his players will vindicate the prediction of Sir Alex Ferguson when they face Celtic in the Betfred Cup final. Sir Alex, the most famed predecessor of McInnes, delivered some words of comfort to the Aberdeen boss two years ago after the Dons lost 3-0 to Celtic at the same stage. The former Scotland and Manchester United boss told McInnes his players would be better-placed to compete in finals the more they play at Hampden. The Dons were soon back at the national stadium, beating Hibernian in a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and pushing Celtic all the way in their second final of the season. Aberdeen suffered more disappointment at Hampden last campaign when they lost to Motherwell in the Scottish Cup semi-final but they reached their fourth final ...

Sir Bobby’s dad dance to Di Canio’s knee slide: When managers get carried away

Jose Mourinho added another over-the-top goal celebration to his collection after Manchester United snatched a last-gasp winner in their Champions League tie against Young Boys. The embattled United manager kicked a water bottle carrier and threw another into the ground after Marouane Fellaini’s stoppage-time goal sent his side through to the knockout stage. Here, Press Association Sport looks back at some other times managers got a bit carried away when celebrating. Manchester United 1 Porto 1, March 2004 Mourinho celebrates his side’s late equaliser in Porto’s famous 1-1 draw at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA) Mourinho introduced himself to English football fans in spectacular style, and at Sir Alex Ferguson‘s expense, in a Champions League tie at Old Trafford. T...

Sir Mo Farah drops biggest hint yet he could make Olympic track return in 2020

Sir Mo Farah has refused to rule out an Olympic title defence at Tokyo 2020. The four-time Olympic champion will run in next year’s London Marathon, having given up the track last year to focus on the road. Farah hinted previously he would consider a comeback, although his main focus until April remains the marathon. It’s #MoTime! We can confirm Sir @Mo_Farah will be running the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon! ?#LondonMarathon pic.twitter.com/tQBBajY0Ox — London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) November 20, 2018 But the 35-year-old, who defended his 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles at the Rio Olympics two years ago, has now dropped the biggest hint yet he would be ready to race on the track in Tokyo. “Yes, there is a chance. There is always a chance if everything is going well,” he said. ...

Former Villa players lead tributes following the death of Sir Doug Ellis

Former players have led the tributes following the death of former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis. The news of Ellis’ death was confirmed by the Championship club on Thursday morning. He was aged 94. We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former chairman Sir Doug Ellis. ? https://t.co/AaGPOumAIA#AVFC pic.twitter.com/rlkJ5SKUWx — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 11, 2018 Ellis had two spells in charge at Villa Park, firstly from 1968 to 1975 and then between 1982 and 2006, rejoining shortly after Villa’s European Cup win. Villa won the League Cup three times during his reign – in 1975, 1994 and 1996 – and were runners-up in the inaugural season of the Premier League in 1992-93. Knighted in 2012 for charitable services, Ellis is survived by second wife Heidi and his th...

Tributes pour in following the death of Villa supremo Sir Doug Ellis

Ellis spent 31 years as Aston Villa chairman over two spells. By Sean Taylor, Press Association SportFiled: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:07 UK Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:29 UK Former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis has died at the age of 94, the Championship club have told Press Association Sport. Ellis had two spells in charge at Villa Park, firstly from 1968 to 1975 and then between 1982 and 2006, rejoining shortly after Villa’s European Cup win. Villa won the League Cup three times during his reign – in 1975, 1994 and 1996 – and were runners-up in the inaugural season of the Premier League in 1992-93. We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former chairman Sir Doug Ellis. ? https://t.co/AaGPOumAIA#AVFC pic.twitter.com/rlkJ5SKUWx — Aston Villa...

Julio Baptista: ‘Arsene Wenger on same level as Sir Alex Ferguson’

Former Arsenal midfielder Julio Baptista claims that ex-manager Arsene Wenger deserves to be held in the same esteem as legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 17:47 UK Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 17:47 UK Former Arsenal midfielder Julio Baptista has insisted that he regards Arsene Wenger to be on the same level as legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Wenger saw his 22-year spell with Arsenal come to an end during the summer, but the latter half of his reign was blighted by protests against his management and a lack of major silverware. Ferguson and Wenger were involved in one of the most notorious rivalries of the Premier League era in charge of United and Arsenal respective...

Manchester United to hold Sir Alex Ferguson tribute

Manchester United will hold a special tribute to mark Sir Alex Ferguson’s return to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 13:41 UK Last Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 13:42 UK Manchester United will mark Sir Alex Ferguson‘s first return to Old Trafford since his emergency brain surgery with a special tribute in his honour ahead of this afternoon’s Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ferguson was rushed to hospital in May after suffering a brain haemorrhage, leaving him in intensive care for several days. However, the 76-year-old is making good progress in his recovery and will make his first public appearance for almost five months...

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