Football chiefs want to find and hire the Sir Alex Ferguson of project management to clinch the 2030 World Cup.

Ambitious plans are being drawn up for England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland to host the World Cup together.

And the English FA is advertising for a Fergie-like winner with “major event experience” in the hope of bringing the tournament to these shores for the first time since 1966.

The joint bid is already being backed by Boris Johnson who has agreed to give £2.8m of Government funding to promote a ‘boom’ in football.

Now, the English FA is advertising for a senior manager role to ‘bring focus and integration’ to the ‘effective execution’ of the bid.

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David Beckham was involved in a failed bid for the World Cup
David Beckham was involved in a failed bid for the World Cup

Experts believe new Fifa voting rules mean we have a better chance of success.

The tournament could return to our shores for the first time since 1966, when it became the first World Cup to be played in the English speaking world.

The senior manager will mastermind a feasibility study for the tournament, drawing up suitable cities and stadia used to host games.

But the job will also try and learn from our past mistakes.

The last time England hosted the World Cup, we won in 1966
The last time England hosted the World Cup, we won in 1966

England’s last bid to host the 2018 tournament failed amid huge controversy in 2010.

President Putin and his country’s bid team were accused of dirty tricks as the World Cup went to Russia.

The new FA job will involve ‘developing a deep understanding of previous bid processes and anticipated Fifa criteria for 2030.’

Applicants need ‘attention to detail and pride in presentation’ and ‘Major Event experience’.

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Around £21m was spent on the 2018 bid - including £2.5m of taxpayers’ money.

The job will not be easy. Appearing before the Commons select committee on media and sport in 2015, former FA chairman Greg Dyke said: “Fifa is a corrupt organisation - and has been for 40 years.”

David Beckham, Prince William and Seb Coe had all been assured that England would get seven votes in the first round of voting by Fifa member countries In the end, we only got two, and bombed out of the contest.

The new plan is for England, along with Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, to host the World Cup together, with Johnson’s backing.

In a joint statement in March, the football associations of the home countries said: “We will continue to undertake feasibility work to assess the viability of a bid before FIFA formally open the process in 2022.

"Staging a FIFA World Cup would provide an incredible opportunity to deliver tangible benefits for our nations.

“If a decision is made to bid for the event, we look forward to presenting our hosting proposals to FIFA and the wider global football community.”

In 26 years as manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex, now 79, won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles.