In stark contrast to Arsene Wenger and Rafa Benitez, there was, over the past two decades, a certain type of (usually British) football manager who appeared to enjoy having his belly tickled and his hair tousled by Alex Ferguson.
Harry Redknapp is often grouped among that category. Redknapp and Fergie got on famously well, coming across very matey on the touchline.
That televisual feast of banter and jocularity, Fletch & Sav played host to another smashin' anecdote from 'Arry, one which reveals how close him and the man Jose Mourinho calls 'the boss' were.
Catch up on the best of Saturday's #FletchAndSav on @btsport 1 from 8.30am, including this classic @Redknapp tale... http://t.co/uOPRHd2HBa
— Fletch And Sav (@FletchAndSav) September 20, 2015