Fergie in full ambassadorial mode at the Ethiad. Empics Sports Photography Ltd.
Easy Money

If you think footballers make too much, wait 'til you see what Fergie earns as a United ambassador

We all need to apply for ambassadorial roles as soon as possible.

FORGET WALL STREET, it turns out that football ambassador is where serious money can be made.

You might have thought that people like Alex Ferguson, Bobby Charlton and Kenny Dalglish stick around their old clubs so they can get free tickets to games and a nice lunch but they also get paid staggering amounts of money.

In an eight month period after retiring as Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was paid £2.17 million in his role as a global ambassador and it works out to about £100,000 for every day he worked, according to the Daily Mail.

Bobby Charlton also pulled in six figures for ‘consultancy work’. And here we were thinking that Alex Ferguson was constantly at Man United’s games to monitor the progress of his old team. He was probably earning more than the players on the pitch every time he sat in the stand.


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