Alex Ferguson was famous for his plain speaking during his tenure as Manchester United manager - and he remains forthright in retirement.
The golf-loving Scot was in Georgia for the Masters and watched Danny Willett claim his first major after a collapse by Texan Jordan Spieth.
Ferguson met Willett afterwards and told his fellow Briton that he had a sizeable bet on Spieth to win.
Video from BBC Sport.
“I had £8000 on Spieth to win,” Ferguson said. “I’m so delighted, honestly.
“Happy to throw it away!”
Ferguson’s honesty may have been linked to an afternoon sampling the refreshments - he appeared merry and chatty while being interviewed with James Nesbitt.