Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United over nine years ago. Five managers later, the club haven’t progressed any further, seeing rivals Manchester City and Liverpool overtake them and dominate English and European football.
Erik ten Hag is the latest boss to be given the responsibility to steer the ship at Old Trafford. And it appears the iconic gaffer will have an integral role in the direction his beloved club will be headed in during the Ten Hag era.
According to the Daily Mail, Ferguson is back on board at United. The 80-year-old makes a return after Richard Arnold turned to him for advice. The decision by United’s new CEO will give him more influence at the club than at any time since his reign was concluded in 2013.
Arnold has set up a think-tank involving Ferguson, David Gill, Bryan Robson and football director John Murtough in order to draw on their experience on all aspects of the English giants.
It is believed that the newly assembled team will advise Arnold on a wide range of issues, including the redevelopment of the club’s stadium and training facility.
The first meeting regarding the same took place on Tuesday. Incidentally, Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent were also present at Carrington to talk about the player’s future. Ferguson is understood to have spoken with the player he developed during his management days before seeing him depart to Real Madrid.
Although United sources insist their encounter was a coincidence, as the meeting between Ferguson and others was scheduled much earlier.