Fergie Is Too Good At Mind-Games So The Premier League Is Making Him Stop

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is the undisputed champion of Premier League mind-games. Only Jose Mourinho, and occasionally Arsene Wenger, ever seemed to be able to get one over on him. Plenty of managers, from Kevin Keegan to Rafa Benitez, have tussled with the Scot and come out on the wrong end. But the Premier League are stopping him from totally pwning Harry Redknapp.

Since Fabio Capello left his post as England scapegoat-in-chief, Harry has been identified as the presumed heir to the job, a situation which has not helped his club’s form. Where Spurs had been threatening to challenge Man United for second place, the speculation put them into a mini-skid. Tottenham drew in the FA Cup with Stevenage and gave up a 2-0 lead in the North London Derby to lose 5-2 to Arsenal before hosting Manchester United. Fergie turned up the heat on Redknapp, calling his appointment “inevitable.” United won that game 3-1, another triumph of the Ferguson mental mastery.

But after Man United’s Europa League clash against Bilbao, Ferguson was asked about the England job again, and refused to comment, saying:

The Premier League has written to me asking me not to talk about the England manager’s job. I don’t know why.

We all know why, but do you see what he’s done there? Talking about the England job = no-no. Talking about not talking about the England job? Totally kosher.

Full Story: The Mirror

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