This has got to hurt. Apparently David Moyes was handed the job after several desirable candidates were unavailable, reveals Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson went through five coaches; Guardiola, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Klopp and Van Gaal, before finally settling for David Moyes.
And Moyes went on to be the wrong option as he led United out of Europe and top spot in the EPL.
He said: “I asked Pep to phone me before he accepted an offer from another club but he didn’t and wound up joining Bayern Munich in July 2013.
“When we started the process of looking for my replacement, we established that several very desirable candidates were unavailable.
“It became apparent that Jose Mourinho had given his word to Roman Abramovich that he would return to Chelsea and that Carlo Ancelotti would succeed him at Real Madrid.
“We also knew that Jurgen Klopp was happy at Borussia Dortmund and would be signing a new contract.
“Meantime, Louis van Gaal had undertaken to lead the Dutch attempt to win the 2014 World Cup.”