Piers Morgan: 'I wish Sir Alex Ferguson was Arsenal manager'

Piers Morgan

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has always got a lot to say, and this week he has been no different.

Piers Morgan is never short of a word or two to say on Arsenal, the team he supports. This doesn't always go down well with fellow supporters, but he never shies away from giving his opinion.

He did just that earlier this week on Twitter when he not only declared his begrudging admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson, but even went as far to say he wishes the Scot was manager of Arsenal.

It's quite a turnaround from a Gooner who once wrote a whole column on Sir Alex, including the lines:

"I hate Sir Alex Ferguson. I don't just mean I mildly dislike the man; I mean I completely and utterly detest him. And I say that with all the calm, dispassionate authority of an Arsenal season-ticket holder.

"I also, while I'm at it, actively dislike his puce-faced, foul-mouthed, gum-chewing, watch-checking, referee-ranting, hairdrying touchline shenanigans, his dodgy raincoats, rain-encrusted spectacles, and that horrible lop-sided smirk and cackhanded fist-pump he always does when he's just nicked another 93rd-minute 1-0 victory from the jaws of a certain 0-0 draw.

"But the main reason I loathe Sir Alex Ferguson is because he's a winner."

That was in 2008... roll forwards four years, and he typed the words he never thought he would, as that loathing has turned to longing:

There could be worse to come. It was announced today that Morgan would be invited to give an interview on the very same show Football Focus in a fortnight ahead of Arsenal's clash with Spurs.

He has promised not to hold back with his opinions, so we have all been warned...

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