Broad says coach Flower rules England team by fear `like Ferguson at Man Utd`

ANI| Updated: Nov 06, 2013, 11:14 AM IST

London: England player Stuart Broad has said that coach Andy Flower rules the team by fear just like Sir Alex Ferguson did at Manchester United.

According to the Mirror, such is Flower`s rod of iron that almost no player will pick up the phone to him when he rings, preferring instead to build up the courage to call him back a few minutes later.

Broad said that Flower has got an assassin-like movement about him, adding that he is never going to stand up and shout the walls down unless you have played really badly, but when he says something one knows exactly what he means.

Broad added that the coach definitely had a fear factor, and he could imagine it to be like the United players would have been around Ferguson.

However, whereas the term `bully` was often used to describe Ferguson, Broad reveals Flower has his softer side and is capable of less threatening methods, the report said.