A chaotic 72 hours in the top flight has seen the sackings of both Roberto di Matteo and Mark Hughes.
In both cases, the decisions were made on the whim of wealthy foreign owners, used to getting their way even though the men being axed had only been appointed a matter of months before.
The entire philosophy goes against Ferguson's beliefs about how to be a success, even if, in Chelsea's case, it does not seem to have done them that much harm on the basis they have won both the Barclays Premier League and Champions League in the last three seasons.
But it is unlikely to change. Not with entry into the Premier League lottery costing quite so much.
"It is not an easy job today," said Ferguson.
"Expectation levels are never met.
"It has changed over the last 25 years. New types of owners have come in.
"Look back at say Arsenal under the Hill-Woods. You'd never expect anything like this happening under stable people like that.
"But it has changed. You have got Russians, Americans, all sorts, Chinese.