‘Without a second thought he hurled it with force into a bin’: Sir Alex Ferguson once smashed Steve Bruce’s phone to pieces when it rang during one of his infamous half-time rants at Man United
- Steve Bruce played under Sir Alex Ferguson for nine years during the 90s
- Paul Parker has explained how the now-Newcastle boss had his phone smashed
- During an infamous Fergie half-time hairdryer, Bruce’s mobile phone went off
- Ferguson found it and threw it straight into the bin, where it smashed into pieces
Sir Alex Ferguson once smashed Steve Bruce’s phone to pieces after it rang during one of his notorious half-time hairdryer treatments at Manchester United, it has been revealed.
Ferguson managed at Old Trafford for a trophy-laden 26 years but gained a reputation for his scathing half-time rants, during which it was rarely advisable to speak up.
Unfortunately for Bruce, though, his former team-mate Paul Parker has revealed the embarrassing moment his mobile phone went off mid-rant.
Steve Bruce’s (R) phone once rang in the middle of an Alex Ferguson (L) rant at Man United
Ferguson is said to have angrily thrown the phone into the bin, where it smashed into pieces
Speaking in a new book titled ‘Fergie Under The Hairdryer’, Parker said: ‘Steve had left his phone on because his wife Janet was in hospital with a back problem and he was waiting for an update on how she was doing.
‘The first half of a game hadn’t gone too well and you could tell we were in for a rollicking because as soon as the boss came into the dressing room he slung off his jacket, which was an indication that he meant business.
‘He started laying into some of us big time. Suddenly a phone starts ringing…
Source : dailymail