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Manchester United Legend Sir Alex Ferguson Name Checks Two Impressive Premier League Managers

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Manchester United Legend Sir Alex Ferguson Name Checks Two Impressive Premier League Managers

Sir Alex Ferguson has named two managers who have suffered Premier League relegation as the current crop who have impressed him most.

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There isn't many, probably any, better managers in the history of the Premier League than Ferguson, who won 13 league title with Manchester United.

His brilliance has only been made more apparent with United's struggles since his retirement in 2013, with the Old Trafford side only securing two top two finishes since.

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A new generation of managers has come through in the eight years since Fergie hung up his chewing gum and he has named two who have impressed him recently.

"On young managers, Eddie Howe had a great period at Bournemouth, for a young manager," the former Aberdeen boss told SPORTbible in an exclusive interview.

"I think he did very well. Even though he's relegated it doesn't mean to say he's not a good manager, I think he is a good manager.

Howe was relegated with Bournemouth last season. Image: PA Images
Howe was relegated with Bournemouth last season. Image: PA Images
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"I think the boy [Scott] Parker at Fulham has done a great job. I've watched them a lot and they keep playing their football.

"They don't change and don't panic. They stick with the beliefs of their manager and I think that's a great indication of how good he is."

Parker has impressed a lot of people despite his relegation this season. Image: PA Images
Parker has impressed a lot of people despite his relegation this season. Image: PA Images

Howe took Bournemouth from League Two all the way into the Premier League and managed to keep them in the top tier for five seasons.

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His side suffered relegation back to the Championship last season and he left the club and hasn't taken another job since.

The 43-year-old has been linked with the vacancy at Celtic recently and looks set to move north of the border soon.

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Parker took charge at Fulham, his first managerial role, in February 2019 but wasn't able to keep the west London side in the Premier League.

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He achieved promotion at the first time of asking, via the play-offs, but more squad upheaval hasn't helped him keep the team he previously played for in the top tier.

The 40-year-old has been linked with another of his former clubs, with the ex England international being talked about for the Tottenham Hotspur job.

Parker could take over from the man who managed him at Chelsea. Image: PA Images
Parker could take over from the man who managed him at Chelsea. Image: PA Images

Despite most people thinking Fergie was a great manager, Fabio Capello has actually questioned the Scots coaching abilities.

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The former Rangers forward did reveal that it's another former Gers player that he wished he could have managed, in Paul Gascoigne.

The former England international had the choice to move to Manchester or London, with Spurs, and chose to go further south.

Featured Image Credit: PA/SPORTbible

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Scott Parker, Premier League, bournemouth, Eddie Howe, Fulham

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