QPR midfielder in extraordinary Fergie blast.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has launched a surprising attack on the coaching methods of legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, talkSPORT reports.
The controversial 31-year-old has coaching ambitions of his own, and was speaking at a conference on Leaders in Football at Stamford Bridge.
And Barton has been quoted as saying that while Ferguson was a superb manager, he was not someone capable of taking control of a training session, and that there is a big difference between a manager and a coach.
“I am not here to disrespect Fergie,” Barton said. “He is a great manager, the icon, the pinnacle of British management.
“But he couldn’t put on a coaching session to save his life. I’ve spoken to people about him and he can barely lay out cones. This is not a coach, this is a manager.
“This is the difference – there is a big, big difference between a coach and a manager.”
Ferguson retired in May after leading Manchester United to their 20th league title.