Sir Alex Ferguson was twice approached to take the England job but the proud Scotsman rejected on both occasions, recently adding “not in a million years could I have managed England”.
The 79-year-old had an incredible career at Old Trafford winning 13 Premier League titles and dominating English football with United, as well as two European Cups.
As a result he is rightly regarded as the greatest manager of the Premier League era.
But there was a number of jobs the proud Glaswegian didn’t take because his focus was on United and the England job simply never appealed to him.
“There’s no way I could have taken the job,” said Ferguson, speaking at the launch of his autobiography in as per Sky Sports. “The first time was actually the Scots lads, from the post office, what’s his name? Jose. Jose was the first one.
“And the second time they approached Martin Edwards I told Martin, just forget it. I’m not interested.”
"There's no way I could've taken the job"
Sir Alex Ferguson on why he twice turned down the chance to become England manager.pic.twitter.com/RSPYPt8zlh
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 12, 2021
Why on earth would Fergie ever leave what he had at Manchester United for England?
At Old Trafford, he built the biggest stage in football. Even though we are a far cry away from those heights today, we all still live and reminisce over the happiness he brought this football club.
Good on him for turning England down. Not once but twice.