Fergie’s Pep (-stop) talks to Poch! Legendary Man United boss Sir Alex visits PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino and President Nasser Al-Khelaifi at the Lowry Hotel ahead of Manchester City clash
- Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino at the Lowry Hotel
- The legendary Manchester United coach spent just over an hour at the venue
- He was later seen leaving the hotel with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi
- PSG will face Manchester City in the return leg of the Champions League semi-final
Sir Alex Ferguson was spotted at the Lowry Hotel today and is said to have spoken to PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The hotel is the usual haunt for Manchester United, who memorably led Ferguson between 1986 and 2013, but it’s Ligue 1 giants PSG now residing there for their Champions League semi-final clash with City.
Sportsmail may reveal that Ferguson and Pochettino met during the legendary former manager’s cursory visit to the luxury Salford venue.
Sir Alex Ferguson visited the Lowry Hotel and spoke to PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino today
Legendary former Manchester United coach Ferguson is said to have stayed for more than an hour
PSG faces a tough task to secure a spot in the final after a 2-1 loss in the first leg in Paris, despite taking the lead.
And Ferguson, who is no stranger to enjoying iconic comebacks in the competition, visited the hotel on the morning of the showdown.
He would have stayed a little over an hour before he left.
The 79-year-old, wearing a face mask with the United badge, jerked out next to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
After his fleeting stay, Ferguson was seen departing alongside PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L)
Along with the Qatari businessman, smartly dressed Ferguson was seen being helped down a flight of stairs.
It has been reported by MEN that the hotel is currently only hosting the PSG squad with other guests who are currently banned due to coronavirus restrictions.
The exact content of the discussion between the two tacticians is unknown, although Ferguson will likely hope that Pochettino’s team will be able to stun United’s notoriously ‘noisy neighbors’.
Both men have had good relationships over the years. After Ferguson retired in 2013, they chatted over a bottle of red wine in a Mayfair restaurant.
Pochettino has labeled Ferguson as a ‘very special person’ as part of their good relationship
Pochettino described their time together as a ‘dream come true’ and labeled Ferguson as a ‘very special person’.
He also revealed that he paid for the meal after being asked to name the scorers for Argentina in their 1930 World Cup final over Uruguay.
Their positive rapport has continued with Ferguson supposedly ‘saddened’ after Pochettino was overlooked for the United hotseat in 2019.
The Mail on Sunday reported in May 2019 that Ferguson was adamant that the club he managed so successfully should always try to hire the very best people available.
Ferguson memorable led United to a host of trophies during his period between 1986 and 2013
In that case, the first lead candidate appeared to be Pochettino after Jose Mourinho’s firing.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was later permanently assigned the job.
Should Pochettino help PSG make a sensational comeback, they will face Chelsea and Real Madrid winners in final four on May 29.