Scholar: Sir Alex Ferguson almost replaced Burkinshaw
Oh how it may have been so different.
Sir Alex Ferguson had agreed become the Tottenham manager two years before he began his trophy laden 27-year spell in charge of Manchester United before backing out of the idea , according to former Spurs chairman Irving Scholar.
General  Burkinshaw left the hot seat at White Hart Lane in 1984, much to the annoyance of the Spurs faithful,after a disagreement with the board, despite having lead the club to the UEFA Cup and two FA Cup victories in the previous three campaigns.
The former chairman said he believed he had landed Burkinshaw’s replacement, having shaken hands on a deal to bring in Fergie, only for the now legendary Scot to go back on that agreement.
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