Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton’s ‘secrets’ divulged by ex-Man Utd coach

Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant Carlos Queiroz believes Manchester United have all the solutions to reclaim their place at the top of English football.

The 67-year-old enjoyed two separate spells at Old Trafford in the earlier part of his coaching career.

Initially hired by Sir Alex in 2002, Queiroz became one of the Scot’s most trusted advisors, before leaving for Real Madrid the following summer.

But after just one unsuccessful season at the Bernanbeu, he would return to Manchester, taking his place back in the Red Devils dugout.

Queiroz would spend four more years alongside Ferguson becoming part of the furniture, before his eventual departure in 2008.

He has since been involved in international football, with his most recent post in Colombia ending earlier this year.

Reflecting on his ultimately disappointing spell with Colombia, Quieroz was able to draw parallels with United’s recent Premier League title drought.

It’s now seven seasons since United topped the pile, but the former coach believes advice from their old manager and club legend Sir Bobby Charlton, could see them end their wait.

“It is very difficult to recover your space in this Premier League, the other teams have a lot of quality,” he told Wradio (via Sport Witness). “But I am going to tell you two tips that are applicable for Manchester United and that also apply to Colombia.

“Bobby Charlton told me that United's secret to success was that they had limitless loyalty and trust in the people who worked for them; in the best and in the worst moments; that is the secret of Manchester United.

“Those who are working there now have the solutions to get the team out of the bad moments.

“Another piece of advice from Alex Ferguson on United's success was that nothing and no one is above the team. These two lessons are very important.”

The respect between the two is clearly mutual, with Ferguson outlining Queiroz’s importance to United’s successes during the pair’s tenure together.

“Carlos Queiroz was brilliant. Just brilliant,” he wrote in his autobiography. “Outstanding. An intelligent, meticulous man. He was good for me. He was a Rottweiler.

“He was the closest you could be to being the Manchester United manager without actually holding the title.”

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