Former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has called for the transfer window to be shortened. Speaking at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland in his capacity as an advisor to European soccer’s governing body, Ferguson said that leaving the window open at the start of the season allowed clubs to panic buy, and should be stopped.
Ferguson’s comments came at a news conference on Wednesday, August 30 after a meeting of the UEFA Elite Coaches Forum, a body which includes the likes of Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane.
Ferguson said the forum had recommended a shortening of the transfer window. The Scotsman also said that pressure on coaches in the game today is huge given the sums of money they are being asked to spend.