Pep Guardiola Jokes He May Well Have Taken The Man Utd Job But For Fergie’s Impenetrable Scottish Accent

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By Chris Wright


Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has joshed that he may well have taken the Manchester United job a couple of years back but for his inability to decypher Sir Alex Ferguson's nigh-on impenetrable Scottish accent.

Having left Barcelona at the conclusion of the 2011/12 to embark upon a self-imposed 12-month managerial sabbatical, Guardiola met with Ferguson for a casual dinner in a New York restaurant five months before United's Scottish overlord announced he was retiring joking that he may have unwittingly passed on the opportunity to take over from Sir Alex at Old Trafford as he was unable to understand him properly.

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