Sir Alex Ferguson praises former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher

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Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and believes he has all the attributes to become a manager one day.

In an interview with Sky Sports, the former Manchester United manager praised Carragher's desire and determination during his playing days.

The Old Trafford legend believes the ex-Liverpool central defender is an example of how far determination can take you in the world of football.


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The 73-year-old said: "If you take Tony Adams and Jamie Carragher, now you would say they weren't the most talented players.

"They were never going to carve out defenders, they weren't the quickest, but they had this inner desire and determination; they were always going to be winners. They influenced all their teams.

"I think it is a great example of how far you can go in the game when you have got that inner determination, desire to be successful and you see the careers they had, marvelous.

"Obviously he is in television, but I think he would make a good manager, I really do, I think he has got the material."

It is a rarity to see Ferguson praise a former Liverpool player, and it shows just how much the English defender impressed the Manchester United legend.

The Sky Sports pundit thwarted United on a number of occasions during his career and helped the Reds to some famous victories over their north-west rivals.

Despite Ferguson's comments on Carragher's managerial ability, the 37-year-old, back in 2013, said he could not think of anything less appealing that becoming a football manager.

Upon the announcement of the Premier League's new television deal he also said: "That's the coaching badges out the window for a few years."

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