- Alex Ferguson has stated that he depended on his memory during his time on the sidelines
- The former Manchester United manager stylishly took a swipe on two of his successors
- He said that he concentrates fully on matches and does not have the time to write
Former Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, has taken a swipe on managers who take notes during matches, saying he depended on his memory as a manager.
The legendary tactician was presented with questions on why coaches take notes during matches, but Ferguson quickly noted the importance of having a good memory.
In a chat, the ex-manager stated that his major fear, while he was ill with brain haemorrhage, was that he could lose his memory.
The former manager who won several laurels with the Red Devils stated that it seemed strange that managers of today take notes during games including two of his successors, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho.
Sir Alex said, via Daily Mail:
“As a manager I depended on my memory. You see games today where some managers take notes during the match. I never did that.
“I always depended on my memory and when I went to the dressing room that was very powerful for me.
“I can't understand why a manager would take notes during the game. Put your head down to write and you miss a goal?”
The now 79-year-old also opened up on just how worried he felt about losing his memory during his recovery three years ago and even had to work with a speech therapist.
Sir Alex is unarguably one of the best managers in the world today due to the impact he made before retiring in 2013.
However, his greatness is being compared with that of the current Manchester City handler Pep Guardiola who has only been in football management with 29 trophies to his credit.
The Spaniard is presently on a 19-game unbeaten run with his team this campaign while they are topping the Premier League log with 59 points - 10 points better than city rivals United.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United among other clubs in the United Kingdom have been ranked as the biggest across Britain.
Despite Man City's dominance in the last five years, the Red Devils by far are still the best club ahead of their rivals.
No team have been able to match United's 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups, three European Cups, a Cup Winners’ Cup, a Europa League and a FIFA Club World Cup.