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Alex Ferguson named UEFA's coaching ambassador

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been named UEFA's coaching ambassador, European football's governing body announced.

"Sir Alex will be chairman of the forum of elite coaches that meet every year," UEFA president Michel Platini said.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been appointed as UEFA's coaching ambassador. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

"He will also be a member of the technical study group of the Champions League and the European Championship. Everybody was overjoyed by the help he will bring to us."

Sir Alex, 72, retired as Manchester United manager in May after winning 13 league titles with the club.

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Alex Ferguson set for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will try to regain his winning form as a contestant on the last live edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will try to regain his winning form with a return to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Credit: PA

He will team up with presenter Eamonn Holmes on a celebrity version of the show screened on ITV tomorrow, nine years after the pair first joined together to take part in the programme.

Also lined up to appear are former Westlife star Kian Egan and Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington, both recently contestants on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! and former Countdown star Carol Vorderman who is paired with actress Caroline Quentin.

The Christmas special edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is to be screened by ITV at 9pm on Thursday.

Reader offered refund after errors in Ferguson's book

Sir Alex Ferguson's latest autobiography went on sale last month. Credit: PA

The publishers of Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography have reportedly agreed to refund a reader who pointed out a number of errors in the book.

As many as 45 factual errors have been found in the 402-page hardback, according to the Daily Mirror.

“We did in fact go through several stages of fact-checking with this book, with a reading from within Manchester United as well as from a specialist football fact-checker," Hodder and Stoughton CEO Jamie Hodder-Williams wrote to the customer.

“Although a very large number of corrections were made we plainly did not pick up everything."

Among the inaccuracies was the amount of time Roy Keane spent at Manchester United, the age at which Ryan Giggs made his debut and the date of the manager's pacemaker operation.

Beckham: Fergie will not be managing my new team

David Beckham has joked that Sir Alex Ferguson is no longer his first choice to manage his future Major League Soccer team following the release of his former manager's autobiography last week.

Sir Alex Ferguson accused Beckham of becoming distracted by his celebrity lifestyle in his recently-released autobiography.

"It's funny, he was one of the first names I was going to call up to be manager. I'm not so sure now," the former England captain said.

Sir Alex Ferguson criticised his former player in his explosive autobiography released last week. Credit: PA Wire

Speaking at an exclusive global digital book signing on Facebook today, the 38-year-old insisted he did not want to speak negatively of his former manager:

"All joking aside I wouldn't want to be negative about Sir Alex. He gave me the chance to live my dream."

Beckham also revealed that after leaving Manchester United he could not face watching them play for two years.

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Ferguson had to act after Keane's 'savage attack'

Sir Alex Ferguson describes former Manchester United player Roy Keane as having "the most savage tongue you can imagine" in his autobiography.

Addressing the infamous incident when Keane publicly criticised his team-mates on the club's television channel, and him subsequently leaving the club, Sir Alex told ITV News' Mark Austin:

"It was a savage attack on the players. No doubt about that. I was left with having to make the decision about what to do with it.

"I had a great relationship with Roy right up until that summer we went to Portugal....but he overstepped his mark. And what do you do?

"The players would have thought very poorly of me if I hadn't done something that day".

Roy Keane accuses Sir Alex Ferguson of lacking loyalty

Roy Keane was at the heart of the Manchester United midfield for many years. Credit: Press Association

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has hit back at accusations in Sir Alex Ferguson's new book by suggesting his former manager lacks loyalty.

Speaking on ITV, he said: "He don't think he knows the meaning of the word.

"It doesn't bother me too much what he has to say about me, but to constantly criticise other players at the club who brought him a lot of success, I find very very strange.

"But I certainly won't be losing sleep over it."

He added: "I don't think the manager needs to do it. I'm not sure how many books he's written now, but he has to draw the line eventually. Can you imagine if we never won a trophy what he would have said?"

"It's part of modern life... people like to do books and criticise their ex players", he added.

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