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Fergie to meet BBC to resolve dispute

Fri 25th Mar 2011 | Television & Broadcasting

Sir Alex Ferguson will hold clear the air talks with the BBC according to reports.

It’s understood that he will sit down the BBC’s director-general Mark Thompson in an attempt to resolve the seven-year dispute during which Ferguson has refused to speak to the broadcaster.

According to EuroSport no date has yet been set for the two men to meet, but its claimed Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards has secured an agreement from both parties to sit down and try to end the dispute once and for all.

The dispute began after the BBC aired a documentary alleging misconduct by Ferguson's football agent son Jason in 2004. Since then Ferguson has refused to grant interviews to the BBC, repeatedly insisting that he will not break his silence until he has received an apology.

But the BBC has steadfastly refused to say sorry for the documentary and with new rules brought in last season obliging club managers to speak to the BBC as one of the Premier League rights-holders, Ferguson has remained defiant.

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