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Sir Alex Ferguson earned more than £2m in eight months for £100,000-a-day Manchester United ambassador role and David Moyes was handed pay-off of almost £5m

  • Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as Manchester United manager in 2013 
  • He took up an ambassadorial role and earned £2.17m in eight months 
  • Sir Bobby Charlton also picked up £105,000 for his ambassador work
  • David Moyes' Manchester United pay-off was recorded as £4,892,000 

By Nick Harris for MailOnline and Jack Gaughan For Mail Online

Published: 06:46 EDT, 26 January 2015 | Updated: 11:24 EDT, 26 January 2015




Sir Alex Ferguson earned a staggering £2,165,000 from Manchester United between October 2013 and June last year in his role as £100,000-a-day ‘global ambassador’ for the club.

The figure, first revealed by Sportsmail, is officially declared in club accounts recently lodged at Companies House and confirms the 73-year-old Scot’s long association with United remains highly lucrative for him.

The same accounts show Sir Bobby Charlton was also paid by United in 2013-14 for ‘consultancy services’, although he made just £105,000.

Sir Alex Ferguson, pictured at the unveiling of a road named after him, earned moe than £2m in eight months

Ferguson's role as 'global ambassador' after retiring as Manchester United manager has been lucrative

Ferguson (right) travels the world, and his duties have included the unveiling of Park Ji-sung as ambassador

Ferguson ended his 26-year managerial association with the club two years ago but has reaped the rewards of such a successful spell as boss.

United have always understood the Scot’s immense value as a global figure in terms of their ever-expanding commercial operation.

Ferguson travels the world in his role, with duties including the unveiling of Park Ji-sung as an ambassador at the club in October.

As a manager, Ferguson was hugely successful, pictured lifting the 2012-13 Premier League trophy

Sir Bobby Charlton (right) also made £105,000 in 2013-14 for his ambassadorial role at Manchester United

David Moyes' pay-off was revealed to be £4.89m in the club's annual accounts, logged recently

United have also confirmed that the pay-off for David Moyes and his staff was £4,892,000.

Moyes was sacked after just eight months in charge after succeeding Ferguson – the lack of Champions League football this season key in the decision to part ways.

Phil Neville – brought in from Everton by Moyes – also left at the end of last season and took up a punditry job at the BBC.

Jimmy Lumsden and Steve Round, both allies of the now Real Sociedad manager, were also given their marching orders by the club.


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