Sir Alex Ferguson was offered the England job on the back of our double winning season in 1996 and our treble winning season in 1999. Obviously, our manager turned the FA down on both occasions, claiming that it would be a ‘terrible job’ to have.

“I was offered the chance to manage the England team on a couple of occasions but, of course, it was just out of the question,” said Ferguson. “It’s a poisoned chalice anyway. I think it’s a terrible job, plus the fact that I would have had a tremendous handicap being Scottish. No matter which way you look it, that’s important.”

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