Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson recovery from the emergency surgery following a brain hemorrhage to full health will be slow according to report.
It was also said he was gradually sitting and talking to family members.
The 76-year-old, who suffered the haemorrhage on Saturday, remains in intensive care and there has been no official update on his condition from the Premier League club.
But Britain’s Mail Online said the Scot, who retired in 2013, was out of a coma and showing promising early signs of recovery.
“Surgery went very well and the 76-year-old’s response to treatment has given encouragement and cautious optimism to those close to him,” the report said.
“However, they recognise it will still be a slow road to full recovery as he continues to be assessed.”
“The prognosis is good and his closest friends in football are being kept abreast of any developments,” a source told The Sun newspaper.
One of the greatest managers in football history, Ferguson won 38 trophies in more than 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice.