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Sir Alex Ferguson Won’t Have A Say Over United’s Managerial Appointment – Mikael Silvestre

Former France and Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre says Sir Alex Ferguson won’t have a say in who should replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as coach.

The legendary coach was heavily involved in Moyes’ appointment at United following the Scot retirement in 2013.

According to report Ferguson’s influence over key decisions at Manchester United is still very much evident, such as decisions on who to succeed Ole and it was previously reported that he wants Paris Saint Germain gaffer Mauricio Pochettino to replace Solskjaer in the dugout.

The Frenchman Silvestre who played for United the tutelage of Ferguson from 1999-2008, has dismissed claims that his former coach still has say over managerial decisions at Old Trafford.

Silvestre while speaking French publication L’Equipe said: “He is part of the board, but he is not consulted about the change of coach. The last time he had any influence on the arrival of a manager was David Moyes.”

“He is far from operational. He certainly had this previleged relationship with Ole, but he remains behind.”

Silvestre added that the caretaker boss Michael Carrick who his to take charge temporarily will prepare the team, and give the best of himself even though he’s still in the learning phase but it will give the team a boost.

United’s executive chairman Woodward who was set to leave his role at the end of 2021, would be in charge of appointing an interim manager for United.

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This article was updated 12 months ago

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