Can Ferguson hold himself back from meddling in team affairs from his position up in the director's box?
"I was with the chief executive of Liverpool at our reserve game the other night and he told me that Brendan Rodgers, who has not been in the job a year, is the 30th longest-serving manager in the country," Ferguson said last week.
"That's incredible." With David Moyes taking control of United, Mourinho set for Chelsea and Manuel Pellegrini — a coach largely unknown to English audiences — heavily tipped for the City hot seat, there will be a new dynamic at the top of the world's most-watched league.
The rule implemented Monday won't require Slim to sell one of his first division teams, but the vote stops him from buying any more. The defender was injured May 11 against Aston Villa and did not play in the Blues' 2-1 win over Benfica in last week's Europa League final.
Following Slim's acquisitions, team owners in February decided to discuss the issue of multi-ownership. tour Chelsea captain John Terry will miss his club's two-game U. Left back Ryan Bertrand is skipping the tour because of a knee injury.
Others say Mourinho has lost his magic after what he has described as his "worst" season as a coach in the trophyless year at Real Madrid.
Also, can his relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who sacked Mourinho six years ago, be repaired?
That one decision has grabbed the attention of the world over the past two weeks and its reverberations will be keenly felt next season, and beyond.
To many, it signals the end of United's stranglehold on English football dating back 20 years.
The future of the Premier League may have been thrown wide open.
Come August, four of this season's top six — United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton — will have newly appointed managers in the wake of an unprecedented amount of high-profile coaching upheaval in May.
Slim last year bought 30 percent of the shares in the Leon and Pachuca teams through his telecommunications company America Movil.