Florentino Perez says Sir Alex Ferguson approached Carlo Ancelotti as new Manchester United boss
Florentino Perez claims Sir Alex Ferguson approached Carlo Ancelotti to take over at Old Trafford before David Moyes.
Last Updated: 29/05/14 8:10am
Perez told Radio Cadena Cope that Ferguson contacted Ancelotti and was turned down, before announcing David Moyes as his alleged first-choice replacement.
"I'm absolutely sure," Perez said.
"Not this year, but last year. Ferguson asked him to succeed him."
In an interview with the Daily Mail earlier this week, Real Madrid manager Ancelotti rejected suggestions that he was offered the job at Old Trafford.
"No, no, not true," he said. "When I decided to leave Paris Saint-Germain I had the opportunity to come here (Madrid). I didn't want to stay at PSG."
Former Chelsea boss Ancelotti led Real to their tenth European Cup and the Copa del Rey in his first season in charge at the Bernabeu.
Moyes was sacked just 10 months into his six-year contract at Old Trafford after failing to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 24 years.
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