Saturday 22 October 2016

Alex Ferguson explains why Premier League stars are worth their astronomical wages

Harry Clarke

Published 01/09/2016 | 11:01

Alex Ferguson says players like Wayne Rooney deserve the huge wages they take home
Alex Ferguson says players like Wayne Rooney deserve the huge wages they take home

Former Manchester united boss Alex Ferguson believes that the super star players in the Premier League are well worth the massive wages that they take home every week.

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A huge £155m was spent in a hectic transfer deadline day which meant that Premier League clubs broke the £1billion mark in a single transfer window for the first time.

And with players earning more and more each year, Fergie insists that the wages are "quite correct".

"The TV deal struck two years ago in the Premier League created a situation where the obvious thing was transfer values and salaries were going to go up," said Ferguson, speaking at a UEFA coaching event.

"It is quite correct in terms of players' salaries. They are the people providing the product that people want to see, in the Premier League in particular.

"The minute the deal was struck, obviously, a lot of things were going to increase."

It's not just world class players who are attracted to the Premier League with Ferguson pointing out that England's top flight is where managers want to be also.

"The Premier League is such a magnet for all the top coaches," added Fergie.

"It's not just the Italians. There's Jurgen Klopp who is German, Jose Mourinho who is Portuguese and Pep Guardiola who is Spanish.

"There's a school of Italian managers establishing in the Premier League but it's a collection of international managers now because I think the Premier League is probably the most attractive league in Europe now.

"When you see the television figures in America, for instance, it's all English football.

"It's such an attractive game, the English game, and that's why these managers are there, to take the challenge."

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