Jose Mourinho moves to give Sir Alex Ferguson more power at Manchester United [Glasgow Live]

Mourinho and Fergie during Man United v Real Madrid (2013)
Mourinho and Fergie during Man United v Real Madrid (2013)

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United’s elder statesman

Sir Alex Ferguson will go down as one of the greatest ever manager in the history of football, and in terms of British football, he’s up there as the Godfather, having won 13 Premier League titles during his 26 year reign at Manchester United.

There were also countless domestic trophies, and two Champions League titles, before Fergie walked away into the distance at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

Since then, Fergie has remained a presence at Old Trafford, watching games from his seat in the director’s box, while watching developments from the shadows.

He appointed David Moyes as his successor, but since then, has been rather muted and silent.

Mourinho wants Fergie to have more power

That’s because, surprisingly, he had no say in the following two managerial appointments, according to this report from Glasgow Live.

Despite being a club director, Glasgow Live claim that Fergie was left out of the appointment processes of Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, and that he feels irked by his lack of say.

His long-time ally Jose Mourinho wants to restore some of Fergie’s power going forward, and ensure that the fiery Scot has a more influential contribution from now on.