Sir Alex Ferguson impressed by Bayern Munich’s links to the past

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‘They run the club in the right way’: Sir Alex Ferguson says Bayern Munich are an example to follow as they have ex-players on board… with Manchester United in talks with their own icons

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has been impressed with the way Bayern Munich has been run
  • Ferguson says that the former players who run the club do it in ‘the right way’
  • United and Bayern played a match on the 20th anniversary of their treble win 

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Bayern Munich‘s links to the past make them one of Europe’s best-run superpowers.

Manchester United are in discussions with a number of former players – including Rio Ferdinand and Darren Fletcher – to assume senior positions at Old Trafford as they look to restructure.

The direction in which United are headed will be shaped by the decisions Ed Woodward takes over the coming months, particularly in recruitment roles.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Bayern Munich

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Bayern Munich

The two teams played on Sunday, 20 years after Manchester United won their famous treble

The two teams played on Sunday, 20 years after Manchester United won their famous treble

Ferguson, who returned to the dugout on Sunday for the 1999 Treble celebration, pointed towards Bayern’s hierarchy as a strong example of how clubs can get it right.

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‘Bayern are a club run in the proper foundation of it,’ Ferguson said. ‘Former players who run it really.

‘Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinze Rumenigge, they run the club in the right way and they are always winning the league in Germany. They’re a great club.’ 

Ferguson has been impressed with Bayern's links to the past, such as president Uli Hoeness

Ferguson has been impressed with Bayern’s links to the past, such as president Uli Hoeness

Ferguson watched United run out 5-0 winners over Bayern in front of more than 60,000, with funds raised going to the club’s foundation.

‘I had 27 years here so I can’t forget that (1999),’ he added. ‘It was good to see the lads. You look at them in different ways. They’re all doing their own bits in life. They are all great professionals and good people.

‘The impressive thing for me is they all turned up. Some are in great condition, some are not but they all came. 

‘They all did really well. Making the effort to get here is the important thing.’ 




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