It has been revealed that the biggest regret for English Premier League club Chelsea and it’s owner is not being able to secure the service of Man United legendary manager Alex Ferguson in the past.
It is understood that the former Red Devils gaffer is the top target for Chelsea owner, Roman Ibramovich when he bought the West London club about 17 years ago.
Chelsea ended up with Portuguese boss, Jose Mourinho as the first manager under the new dispensation as Alex Ferguson was not interested in parting ways with the Red Devils.
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Alex Ferguson made this revelation in an interview with US television company PBS, stressing how he didn’t hesitate to decline the offer extended to him by the Blues owner in 2003.
“They approached me when Abramovich first took over the club,” Ferguson told PBS. “I said no chance.”
He therefore, lamented how several managers have been sacked at the Stamford Bridge since Roman Abramovich took over despite winning a number of titles, including the Champions League and the Premier League.
However, Alex Ferguson was in charge at the Old Trafford for 27 years and is no doubt one of the most successful coaches in the history of the game and the club as well.