World Cup - Fergie reveals England approaches

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he turned down the England manager's job on two separate occasions during his Manchester United reign.

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Sir Alex Ferguson says he twice turned down the England manager's job

The Scot states in his autobiography, which is released on Thursday, that he was asked to become England boss in succession to Glenn Hoddle and Kevin Keegan.

Ferguson rejected the offers out of hand, though, saying: "There was no way I could contemplate that. It wasn't a bed of nails I was ever tempted to lie on."

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