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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to take new role with UEFA


Sir Alex Ferguson has been appointed coaching ambassador for UEFA and will head up their elite coaching forum.

UEFA president Michel Platini said the former Manchester United manager will lead the group, which meets annually, as well as taking a role on a technical coaching panel.

Speaking of the appointment, Sir Alex said, "It is an honour and a privilege to accept this role as ambassador for Uefa."

Following a meeting of Uefa's executive committee meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, Platini told a news conference: "Sir Alex will be chairman of the forum of elite coaches that meet every year."

"He will also be a member of the technical study group of the Champions League and the European Championship."

Ferguson has been working as a life long ambassador for his former club Manchester United since retiring last season. He won 13 league titles and two Champions League trophies during his reign as United boss.

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