Sacked Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill bristles over claims his tactics belong in the past.
He faced accusations he was axed by Sunderland owner Ellis Short for being a football ‘dinosaur’.
O’Neill, 61, said: “You talk about dinosaurs — the biggest dinosaur in the game happens to be the best manager in the game. I’m talking about Alex Ferguson. Absolutely — there’s no bigger dinosaur. He is 71 years of age, too.
“Also, it’s interesting England turned to Roy Hodgson to become their new manager with all that vast experience.