Mikael Silvestre reveals key difference between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

first_imgMikael Silvestre reveals key difference between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Apr 2020 4:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Ferguson and Wenger are two of the most decorated Premier League managers (Picture: Getty)Ex-Manchester United and Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre has admitted Arsene Wenger was a lot more hands-on in training than Sir Alex Ferguson, who would spend time away from the pitch scouting players and meeting agents.The former France international had spells under both legendary Premier League managers who had sustained success in English football with completely contrasting styles.During his nine-year spell at United, Silvestre won four league titles, an FA and Champions League trophy, before making the move to the Emirates Stadium in 2008.But while the 42-year-old only played under Wenger for two seasons, he saw big differences in the two managers’ approaches.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told Stadium Astro: ‘Arsene would be on the pitch every day, coaching, preparing the sessions and running the sessions with the assistants, but he’s in charge.‘Whereas Sir Alex was passing the responsibility to the assistant and first-team coach.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘In terms of reviewing and talking to the players after the games, evaluating the performances, Sir Alex is straight after in the dressing room. ‘Whereas Arsene would wait [until] the next day, reflect, watch and then talk to us at the training centre. Sometimes you would wait two days to get his assessment and views on the game, he would rarely talk after the game.’Arsene Wenger was famed for his attacking approach to football, dubbed ‘Wengerball’, which Silvestre admitted was a joy to play.He added: ‘I enjoyed his vision, the way he was preparing, it was all about Arsenal the way we play, it doesn’t matter about who we face we always want to play quality football on the ground with short passes and progress forward in a nice way.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsFerguson would go several days without taking a training session due to his commitments off the pitch, where he effectively filled the role of a director of football.Silvestre continued: ‘It was a different model, it used to work with Sir Alex because sometimes he wouldn’t come to training for 2-3 days and he was probably scouting and meeting agents doing all the other parts of the role.‘That’s when Steve McClaren, Carlos Queiroz, Brian Kidd would take charge of training and it would be business as usual even if the gaffer wasn’t there.’MORE: Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson sends class message to NHS workersMORE: Lionel Messi was starstruck when Thierry Henry joined Barcelona from ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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