Football fans across England have reacted with joy to the news that Sir Alex Ferguson will take a prominent role in deciding Manchester United’s next manager.
Following the unalloyed success of the Scot’s previously chosen candidate, there is general delight that football is to be treated to another exhibition of genius recruitment from the master.
An Old Trafford spokesman confirmed this morning that the most enjoyable hiring process since Basil Fawlty employed Manuel was under way.
“Sir Alex has proved his judgement a thousand times over the years, and he have total confidence in him,” he insisted. “Yes, he’s not as young as he used to be, and sometimes forgets what his name is, but you can’t argue with experience.”
“It might be true that he comes into meetings still in his pyjamas some days, thinks he’s Napoleon and smells of wee, but the board retain every confidence in him.”
Ferguson is believed to have identified a strong short-list of candidates for the vacant manager position at United, including Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and Roy Hodgson.
The press officer for Liverpool Football Club insisted that Liverpool did not comment on the internal affairs of other clubs, adding: “Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Oh please, please, please…”