Monday, May 26, 2008

Fergie is the best

hampions League winner John O'Shea firmly believes he is playing his club football under the best manager in the world.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson reserved his place in an exclusive club in Moscow last Wednesday evening when he claimed his second European crown nine years after the first to further enhance the reputation he has established over his illustrious career.

O'Shea was an unused substitute as United overcame domestic rivals Chelsea in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to help Ferguson get the better of the soon-to-depart Avram Grant.

He has little doubt as to the fiery Scot's place in the managerial pantheon after his first few days working under new Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni following his big night in Russia.

O'Shea said: "I think he is up there on his own - although our new Ireland manager is no slouch when it comes to winning trophies.

"But I think our gaffer is up there on his own and he is hungry for more - and credit to him for that because obviously he feels that this team can go on and write a new part in the club's famous history."

Ferguson's hunger for success saw him abort his retirement plans to build a new team at Old Trafford, and O'Shea would not be at all surprised if his latest taste of glory kept him at the helm for some time yet.

He said: "It's what gives the manager his enthusiasm and desire to become a part of such a team.

"There are stories coming out that he has three more years in charge - I would say he could be there longer than that."

No comments: