King Eric wants to manage United
Eric Cantona gained cult status at Man United
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Monday, 25, May 2009 03:24
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has revealed he still has ambitions to someday manage the European Champions.
Cantona became a hero to the United fans during his five-year stay at Old Trafford, in which he won four Premier League titles and two FA Cups, before making a shock exit from the game in 1997.
The Frenchman always maintained he would like to manage United, but while his former team-mates like Mark Hughes, Roy Keane, Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce have managed in the Premier League, Cantona decided to turn his attentions to acting.
But the 43-year-old remains determined to come back to Old Trafford and has even set his sights on becoming the England manager.
"I will guide probably the strongest team in the world," said Cantona.
"I don't know how many years will go by before that happens but on the Manchester United bench my name is already written down.
"I'm not saying [Sir Alex] Ferguson will leave. I hope he will have eternal life with the Reds, I truly hope so. But for me, the only alternative [to Manchester United] is guiding the England national team.
"But I can assure you that sooner or later you will see me guiding England because I have made history at Manchester United and I am number one."
The only managerial experience that Cantona has to his name so far is with the France beach football team.