Everton coach nearly got the role in 1999.
Everton manager David Moyes has revealed how he nearly became Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man at Old Trafford ahead of the two club’s meeting in the Premier League on Sunday.
Ferguson met Moyes back in 1999 when he was looking for a new No 2 and the pair met over a cup of coffee in Cheshire, before the United manager opted to give the job to Steve McLaren.
“I met Fergie in the year they won the Champions League,” Moyes said in the Daily Mail.
“He asked me to have a cup of tea with him. He was looking for an assistant. I met him but he gave the job to McClaren.
“I was fine with that because I was enjoying what I was doing at Preston, but if that opportunity had come I wouldn’t have turned it down. Maybe it was a good decision not to do it.
“They went on to win the European Cup and have been very successful since but I’m happy with the way it’s worked out for me.”