Sir Alex Ferguson has been voted the the man to manage a Great Britain football team in the 2012 Olympics.
Heralded as the best manager of modern times, Manchester United’s Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been given the public vote to manage a Great Britain football team in the 2012 Olympics to be staged in London.
The poll conducted here on Footy Boots had the following results:
* Sir Alex Ferguson – 42%
* David Beckham – 36%
* Others – 22%
Whilst Ferguson pipped his former player David Beckham in the public vote, it’s still not clear whether there will even be a Team GB football team at the 2012 Olympics, as there is resistance from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to the idea of a collective side. The home nations fear that by entering a GB side, they may be in danger of losing their independence as a football nation, despite Sepp Blatter suggesting that will not happen.
In addition the public support, Ferguson is also being supported by English Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Lord Sebastian Coe.
Beckham, who hinted at his interest in the role as manager at the close of the Beijing Games has since ruled out a move into management.
David Beckham told FourFourTwo magazine:
I don’t want to be a manager. I’ll never be a manager.