Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has agreed to be interviewed by the BBC, ending a seven-year boycott of the broadcaster over an investigation into his son.

The most successful manager in English soccer history, Ferguson has refused to speak to the broadcaster since a documentary questioned the activities of agent Jason Ferguson.

But United says a meeting between Ferguson and BBC director general Mark Thompson resolved ''the difficulties which led to Sir Alex feeling unable to appear on BBC programs.''

Ferguson will join the other 19 Premier League managers by making himself available for post-match interviews.

The famously fiery Ferguson had been holding out for an apology from the BBC.