You can't argue with Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United record. Or perhaps you can.
That is if your name is Joey Barton, the former Manchester City man who could start a fight in an empty room.
Barton has been causing controversy again, this time at a football forum in London where he branded the England team 's***'. - Thanks Joey, we're sure Roy Hodgson finds that constructive.
Barton then took to Twitter to further discuss what he feels are the inadequacies of coaching in English football, the root cause of the national team's failure in major tournaments.
Which is where he took a bizarre jump to discussing Sir Alex Ferguson. Here is what he had to say.
Anyone who thinks Fergie was a great coach is mistaken. He was a great manager. One of, if not the best these shores have ever seen.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 10, 2013
We need to produce more coaches. That was my point. What we don't need are commissions. Commissions achieve nothing.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 10, 2013
May be as Barton would say, we don't have a brain, but how he can judge Fergie's coaching ability never having played for the man himself is truly anyone's guess.
What do you think of his comments?
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