Sir Alex Ferguson has finally announced the name of the man he wants to replace him at Manchester United. Typically, Fergie has gone for a fellow Scot. Gordon Brown may seem like a surprise choice to many, but Sir Alex is certain that such an appointment makes perfect sense.
"I wish to appoint my successor without the involvement of anyone else at the club. Gordon has previous experience of taking over the reigns without being appointed by the whole club. He has snuck in the back door before, so it should be familiar territory for him. Gordon has shown that he can deal with troublesome strikers so Berbatov should be no trouble. I just hope Gordon can perform better in Europe than he has before."
Gordon Brown is said to be delighted, but he is not surprised. He told one friend that he had discussed the matter with Sir Alex at the Gay Hussar, although Peter Mandelson denies having anything to do with it.