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From left to right, Sir Alex Ferguson, former Scottish football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, Michel Platini, UEFA President, and David Farrelly, Head of Communications at UEFA, in occasion of a press conference at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland,  Friday Jan. 24, 2014. UEFA has appointed Alex Ferguson to oversee its coaching programs.  UEFA President Michel Platini says the former Manchester United manager will be chairman of its elite club coaches' conference held each September.   (AP Photo/Keystone,Aline Staub)

From left to right, Sir Alex Ferguson, former Scottish football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, Michel Platini, UEFA President, and David Farrelly, Head of Communications at UEFA, in occasion of a press conference at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday Jan. 24, 2014. UEFA has appointed Alex Ferguson to oversee its coaching programs. UEFA President Michel Platini says the former Manchester United manager will be chairman of its elite club coaches' conference held each September. (AP Photo/Keystone,Aline Staub)

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