We have been through a couple of whirlwind days after it emerged that 12 of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Manchester United, wanted to create a breakaway competition of their own known as the European Super League.
Football fans all over the world were not pleased with the idea though as it was set to have an adverse effect on not only the UEFA Champions League but also leagues around the world, as the founding members of the Super League did not need to finish in the top four to qualify for the competition. Instead, they had guaranteed spots.
Also, the massive financial incentive of being in this competition meant that it was only going to further widen the divide between the top sides and the rest.
Huge backlash from the fans meant that all six English clubs who were involved in the idea decided to withdraw from the competition, forcing the Super League to be suspended. Also, it emerged that Ed Woodward was set to step down from his role as the executive vice-chairman of the Red Devils at the end of the year.
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Could Sir Alex Ferguson be set for a bigger role at Manchester United?
Since retiring as the manager of the club, Ferguson has acted as a club ambassador and a director. But it looks like some at the club want him to have a bigger role following Woodward’s departure at the end of the year.
And it is not hard to see why that would be an incredibly popular appointment amongst the fans. After all, he is the most successful manager in the club’s history, winning 38 trophies during his spell at Old Trafford.
Will it actually happen? And at 79 years of age, would Ferguson even be open to the idea? All of that remains to be seen.