Chelsea tried to appoint Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as manager.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired as Manchester United boss at the end of last season, says he turned down an approach from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to manage the Blues.
The Scot was speaking to American journalist Charlie Rose in a television interview, and claimed he was offered the role prior to Jose Mourinho first joining the Blues.
“They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club, and I said no chance,” said Ferguson, who instead remained with Manchester United for over 26 years.
Chelsea of course stuck with Claudio Ranieri before electing to bring in Mourinho, and the Portuguese boss brought the Blues their best years with title winning squads.
Still, how different things could have been with Ferguson in charge at Stamford Bridge…