(From L) Newcastle United FC coach Rafael Benitez, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, FC Porto coach Sergio Conceicao, Barcelona FC coach Ernesto Valverde, Benfica coach Rui Vitoria and Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery react after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI
(From L) Newcastle United FC coach Rafael Benitez, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, FC Porto coach Sergio Conceicao, Barcelona FC coach Ernesto Valverde, Benfica coach Rui Vitoria and Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery react after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI Foto: Fabrice Coffrini
(From L) Benfica coach Rui Vitoria, UEFA Coaching Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery, Monaco's coach Leonardo Jardim and Newcastle United FC coach Rafael Benitez react after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI
(From L) Benfica coach Rui Vitoria, UEFA Coaching Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery, Monaco's coach Leonardo Jardim and Newcastle United FC coach Rafael Benitez react after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI Foto: Fabrice Coffrini
(From L) Porto's coach Sergio Conceicao, Monaco's coach Leonardo Jardim, Benfica coach Rui Vitoria and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, all from Portugal, pose for a group photo after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI
(From L) Porto's coach Sergio Conceicao, Monaco's coach Leonardo Jardim, Benfica coach Rui Vitoria and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, all from Portugal, pose for a group photo after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI Foto: Fabrice Coffrini
Monaco's Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim (L) and Porto's Portuguese coach Sergio Conceicao smile after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the headquarters of European football governing body UEFA in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI
Monaco's Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim (L) and Porto's Portuguese coach Sergio Conceicao smile after a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the headquarters of European football governing body UEFA in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI Foto: Fabrice Coffrini
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the headquarters of European football governing body UEFA in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves a session of the Elite Club Coaches Forum on August 30, 2017 at the headquarters of European football governing body UEFA in Nyon. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI Foto: Fabrice Coffrini
Jose Mourinho, center, head coach of Manchester United FC, speaks with Leonardo Jardim, left, head coch of AS Monaco FC, and Rui Vitoria, right, head coach of SL Benfica during the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Jose Mourinho, center, head coach of Manchester United FC, speaks with Leonardo Jardim, left, head coch of AS Monaco FC, and Rui Vitoria, right, head coach of SL Benfica during the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) Foto: Jean-christophe Bott
Ernesto Valverde, left, head coach of FC Barcelona, Rafael Benitez, center, head coach of Newcastle United FC, Unai Emery, right, head coach of Paris Saint-Germain speak during the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Ernesto Valverde, left, head coach of FC Barcelona, Rafael Benitez, center, head coach of Newcastle United FC, Unai Emery, right, head coach of Paris Saint-Germain speak during the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) Foto: Jean-christophe Bott
Sir Alex Ferguson, UEFA Coaching Ambassador, arrives at the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Sir Alex Ferguson, UEFA Coaching Ambassador, arrives at the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) Foto: Jean-christophe Bott
Zinedine Zidane, center, head coach of Real Madrid CF, reacts next to Jose Mourinho, left, head coach of Manchester United FC, during the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Zinedine Zidane, center, head coach of Real Madrid CF, reacts next to Jose Mourinho, left, head coach of Manchester United FC, during the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) Foto: Jean-christophe Bott
David Trezeguet, former soccer player from France, reacts before the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
David Trezeguet, former soccer player from France, reacts before the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) Foto: Jean-christophe Bott
Clarence Seedorf, former soccer player from the Netherlands,  arrives at  the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Clarence Seedorf, former soccer player from the Netherlands, arrives at the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) Foto: Jean-christophe Bott
Javier Zanetti, former soccer player from Argentina, reacts before the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug, 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Javier Zanetti, former soccer player from Argentina, reacts before the 19th Elite Club Coaches Forum at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug, 30, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) Foto: Jean-christophe Bott

Ferguson: – Denne klubben vil dominere verdensfotballen de neste årene

Manchester Uniteds managerlegende Sir Alex Ferguson tror Real Madrid vil fortsette å dominere verdensfotballen også de neste årene.

Sir Alex Ferguson er for tiden UEFAs trenerambassadør, og møtte blant annet onsdag kveld sine etterfølgere i Manchester United, Louis van Gaal og José Mourinho, på «UEFAs Elite Coaches Forum».

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Skotten tok seg også tid til å møte pressen – og røper at han ikke er i tvil om hvilken klubb som kommer til å dominere europeisk fotball i årene fremover.

– Real Madrid gjør det svært komplisert for de andre lagene til å vinne det største troféet, sa Ferguson etter trenersamlingen i Nyon onsdag.

Ikke helt overbevist om videodømming
– Står laget like sterkt sammen kollektivt de neste tre eller fire sesongene så vil klubben fortsette å dominere både i hjemlig liga og i Europa, slo han fast.

PÅ PLASS: Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) og Jose Mourinho (Manchester United FC) under den 19. utgaven av Elite Club Coaches Forum på UEFAS hovedkvarter i Nyon, Sveits.
PÅ PLASS: Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) og Jose Mourinho (Manchester United FC) under den 19. utgaven av Elite Club Coaches Forum på UEFAS hovedkvarter i Nyon, Sveits. Foto: Jean-christophe Bott

Ferguson, som ledet Manchester United i 26 sesonger og tok 13 ligatitler med klubben, fikk også spørsmål om hva han synes om innføringen av videodømming.

– Ingen er foreløpig helt overbevist. Men vi kan ikke allerede nå sette en stopper for den teknologiske utviklingen i fotballen. Så vi må være åpne for å gi VAR (video assistant referee) en sjanse, slo han fast.

Flere andre kjente topptrenere var samlet på UEFAs eliteforum for trenere – inkludert Real Madrids manager Zinedine Zidane, PSGs Unai Emery og Newcastles Rafa Benitez.

Wenger og Guardiola uteble
To profilerte managere som som vanligvis har vært til stede, men som glimret med sitt fraværet på årets samling, var Arsenals hardt pressede manager Arsene Wenger og Manchester Citys trenerprofil Pep Guardiola.

Begge måtte forfall mest sannsynlig på grunn av at det snart nærmer seg deadline day i internasjonal fotball og de to har travle dager i vente.

Det var 19. år på rad at UEFA arrangerte den prestisjetunge trenersamlingen. Formålet med samlingen, som Sir Alex Ferguson er leder for, er at verdensklassemanagerne skal kunne komme med sine synspunkter om utfordringene i dagens fotball – både til hverandre og til UEFA-president Aleksander Ceferin.

Disse var tilstede på UEFAs hovedkvarter onsdag kveld:

Managere:
Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Rafael Benítez (Newcastle), Eduardo Berizzo (Sevilla), Sergio Conceicao (Porto), Unai Emery (PSG), Bruno Genesio (Lyon), Leonardo Jardim (Monaco), José Mourinho (Manchester United), Maurizio Sarri (Napoli), Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona), Rui Vitoria (Benfica) og Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid). Sir Alex Ferguson ledet samlingen.

Spillerambassadører:
Xabi Alonso, Deco, Leonardo, Peter Schmeichel, Clarence Seedorf, Dejan Stanković, David Trezeguet og Javier Zanetti.