Shaun Maloney exclusive: 'I was in a bad place, so I spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson – he helped me see things differently'

Wigan Athletic manager Shaun Maloney
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Sir Alex Ferguson offering pearls of wisdom to fellow managers is nothing new. The legendary Manchester United manager was known throughout his career for being a sounding board to less experienced gaffers.

But football fans will be thrilled to know he's still at it today, more than 10 years after his own retirement. In an exclusive chat with FourFourTwo, current Wigan Athletic manager Shaun Maloney revealed how he reached out to his compatriot following his sacking by Hibernian in 2022, after less than a year in the job. 

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