Stephen said:What I think.
That Fergie and united never wanted to bring in an outsider, because no-one would have it unless they got guarantee of having the top job when Ferie retires.
Also part of the reason CQ left.
So, with Phelan there, he won't want, or even be offered, the top job.
When Fergie finally retires, an external manager will be brought in, without looking at Phelan getting promoted.
Absolutely spot on!
The only question, if it was smart short term move.
I see Fergie talking more to Meulensteen than Phelan and Phelan doesn't look to have the confidence to bark orders at the stars....yet.
Let's hope this changes soon.
Everybody can use a rollicking or encouragement once in a while.