Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Jamie Carragher to be a big hit in the dugout when he decides to leave his TV career behind.
The Liverpool legend has been a part of Sky Sports’ punditry team since 2013 and has impressed hugely with his knowledge of the game.
And he’s been earmarked for a career in management by the man who, throughout his whole career at Liverpool, always wanted to beat him.
Fergie admits he was always impressed by Carragher’s approach to the game and believes he’s got what it takes to be a success as a manager.
Writing in his new book, ‘Leading’, Ferguson said:
I think he’s got a career (Carragher). He’s in television, but I also think he will be a good manager, I really do, I think he’s got the material.
As opponents, if you take Tony Adams and Jamie Carragher, you would say they weren’t the most talented players, they weren’t going to carve open defences, they weren’t the quickest, but they had this inner desire and determination. They were always going to be winners.
But it’s not certain that Carragher will ever make that move – despite holding his UEFA coaching B licence.
Writing in his Daily Mail column in 2013, the Kop hero said:
Who would be a manager? Not me. I used to feel becoming a boss would be my natural next step after finishing playing. At the moment, I couldn’t think of anything less appealing.
So excited Liverpool fans might just have to be content with Carragher as a playing legend rather than a managerial one.