Sir Alex Ferguson’s opinion will yet be relevant as Manchester United searches for David Moyes replacement at the helm.
The retired Scot, now a director at the Premier League champions, hand-picked fellow Glaswegian, Moyes, 50, as his successor but the latter got the boots on Tuesday, just ten months into guiding the ‘Red Devils’ in what has been termed their worst in the Premier League era.
Ferguson and club legend Bobby Charlton are believed to have attended the board members meeting were Moyes’ faith was sealed, following weekend’s dismal performance at Everton.
The 72-year-old, who unlike his ousted successor spent 26 years at Old Trafford, will this time be asked to give his opinions on who should replace Moyes in a selection process consisting of every board member.
Ryan Giggs has however been appointed to take charge of the first team until a permanent appointment can be made, albeit not in the running for the vacant job.
The Netherlands coach, Louis van Gaal, and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti are reportedly leading the names of prospective coaches to take over at United.