Cantona: I want to manage United

Manchester United icon Eric Cantona has revealed his ambition to one day be manager at the Old Trafford club.

The former Marseille forward arrived from Leeds in November 1992, helping United to four league titles and two FA Cups before shocking the football world by retiring just five years later to become an actor having scored 88 goals for the Red Devils.

But now, and not for the first time, the Frenchman - whose only managerial experience to date has been with the French beach soccer team  - says he would like to occupy the Old Trafford hot-seat in the future once Sir Alex Ferguson has retired.

"I don't know if I am right, but as a coach I have convictions," he told French TV station Canal+.

"I would like to coach Manchester United. I claim I have to work with great players. Have a look at [Diego] Maradona.

"As a club coach he got two wins in 25 matches. As Argentina coach, there is a big difference and the results have changed."

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