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Earlier last season, in the wake of the Wayne Rooney transfer saga, Sir Alex Ferguson preached the virtues of experience. "I don't think Manchester United could ever go down the road of having a young manager," he said. The 69-year-old, who was 44 when he took over at Old Trafford, and 32 when he began management at East Stirling, added: "It's a job that needs a lot of experience at the top end of the game."

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Coventry have confirmed the appointment of Andy Thorn as the club's permanent manager.

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