Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he was not tempted to become England manager during his illustrious career.
Enigmatic Scot Ferguson, who enjoyed unrivalled success during a glittering and glorious 27-year stint in the Old Trafford dugout before finally retiring from the role following the climax of the 2012/13 campaign, has made his feelings on a variety of controversial issues clear inside his brand new autobiography which was launched at an entertaining press event on Tuesday.
Among the topics discussed in the new book include his relationships with players such as Ruud van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney as well as his feuds with long-serving Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Among the other themes discussed included the intriguing topic of the England job. According to talkSPORT, Ferguson was offered the chance to take charge of the Three Lions on two separate occasions.
The first opportunity arose in 1999 and the second reportedly came in 2001 shortly before the appointment of controversial Swede Sven Goran-Eriksson.
In his latest book, however, Ferguson has insisted that he was never tempted to take on the role.
"There was no way I could contemplate that. It wasn't a bed of nails I was ever tempted to lie on," he was quoted by ITV Football.