Eric Cantona wants to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager
Manchester United fans were left pondering about their future when news about Eric Cantona replacing Sir Alex Ferguson hit the air. The legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who will celebrate 26 years of success at Old Trafford this week, is expected to vacate his post in the next two or three years.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor has caught a lot attention over the past decade. The Scotsman, who enjoys fans by scaring them with his retirement news, has avoided announcing the name of his successor.
A long list of candidates have entered the race since Sir Alex Ferguson’s first retirement scare in 2002, but none of the candidates came close to receiving approval from the Manchester United gaffer.
The 70-year-old wants to end his days at Manchester United, but understands that he will be incapable of managing the club in the future. Rife rumors suggest Sir Alex Ferguson has started training Ryan Giggs as the future manager of Manchester United.
Nonetheless, names of possible successors have been popping up across Europe for the past five seasons. The latest name on the list is of the former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona. The notorious Frenchman has expressed desire to join the Red Devil ranks once again.
Eric Cantona currently works as Director of Football for the New York Cosmos. In an interview to ESPN this morning Eric Cantona hailed Sir Alex Ferguson as a “winner” and confessed he yearned to return to Old Trafford.
“Alex Ferguson is young, has so much energy, so much love of the game, so many things to give, more and more and more,” Eric Cantona said was quoted saying by the Daily Mirror.
“And I love to watch them winning things and I want Ferguson to be manager forever. He's a winner, that's why he has won so many things.
“It's what is incredible with him, next game is like the first game of his career, and he gives you that – his passion, his love of the game, love of winning things.”
Eric Cantona told ESPN that he wishes Sir Alex Ferguson to stay as manager of Manchester United as long as possible, but if he was offered the managerial job offer he would accept it in the blink of an eye.
“I would say, 'United is special, of course I would do it'. Today I'm with the New York Cosmos. But if one day there is an opportunity, why not?” Eric Cantona concluded.