Our resident sports expert Liam Cook met up with one of England’s greatest ever managers a few weeks ago, as The Bantersaurus came face to face with the legendary Big Ron Atkinson. The former Coventry City, Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday answered questions from Sports Lounge listeners in an exclusive 17 minutes interview for Sports Lounge at an event at Christ The King Social Club, compered by Billy Bell of the Coventry City Former Player’s Association. Ron shared his favourite memories from a long and distinguished career, which saw him take charge of some of England’s biggest and most famous clubs, as well as short spell in sunny Spain
Ron is widely regarded as one of the countries best managers. He found success with Manchester United, winning the FA Cup in 1983 and 1985, before handing the reigns over to Sir Alex Ferguson. He also managed his home town club, Aston Villa, before heading to the sky blue city. His managerial career ended in 1999 after his final job with Nottingham Forest, before he moved into TV. Ron currently provides punditry for Manchester United’s TV Channel, MUTV.
Hear the big man reminisce about his humble beginnings at Kettering Town, his rise to the top seat at Manchester United, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Coventry and, of course, his time with the Sky Blues at Highfield Road. To hear the full 17 minute, go to the Sports Lounge Youtube channel, or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVRvXkmpuIU
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