Date: 25th July 2008 at 10:47am
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Sir Alex Ferguson will help choosing his own successor at Manchester United, David Gill revealed.

It’s not a huge surprise, really. I don’t think anyone expected Fergie to simply go and not be asked about whom he thought to be the right man for the job. The boss may not retire for a couple of more years but he can already start thinking about his replacement.

‘The owners and myself and people involved will obviously get his views,’ Gill said.

‘Somebody who has managed the club for so many years and who knows the club inside out and knows what is required would be invaluable.

‘It would be remiss of us not to have a discussion with him and involve him and get his views. He will be a key part of the process.’


As I said, it’s only natural and rational that he will be allowed to share his views. It would be madness to do otherwise. Hopefully Fergie won’t suggest Steve McClaren.