O’Leary: I’d assist Arsene or Sir Alex
"I don't want to be making out that my tongue is hanging out ass licking to get into a job. That's just not me.
“There are two clubs you would love to manage, Arsenal and Manchester United. One thing I knew from George Graham who is close to Alex Ferguson, Alex will nearly die in the job... if you know what I mean.” O’Leary was in contention to be Sir Alex’s replacement at Old Trafford when he was close to retirement in 2002 and, speaking to the Daily Mail, admitted:
“It was great to take Alex on. He said for the first time he had a team that came to Old Trafford willing to take United on and play football, not putting 10 men behind the ball.”
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