Video: Excellent Jon Snow interview with Alex Ferguson on Channel 4
Fair play to Jon Snow, it’s been a long time since anyone has had the balls to ask Alex Ferguson some difficult questions and it made for an excellent interview as a result.
Whatever your views on Alex Ferguson, it’s hard to deny that he was given an easy ride in interviews during his time as Manchester United manager, particularly the later years, often because those who raised his ire – the BBC, a number of print journalists – were frequently banned from the club’s press conferences over the years.
After the (somewhat controversial) launch of his book today, Jon Snow certainly didn’t give him an easy ride during an interview on Channel 4, bringing up his numerous fall-outs with some of his star players (Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney etc.), his dealings with the media, the impact of the Glazers on Manchester United and his political views amongst other subjects.
Snow seemed to pick out certain contradictions in his views and although there was no question he didn’t answer, it’s been a while since Fergie has been given such a tough time on camera and he looked a tad uncomfortable at times.
It’s well worth 11 minutes of your time, regardless of where your allegiances lie.