After all, with Alex being one of the greatest club managers of all time, approaching him would be a no-brainer.
However, since his previous stint as caretaker-manager back in season 1985/86 (when he took over to finish that particular World Cup campaign following Jock Stein's tragic death), the man himself had shown little inclination to return to the job on a full-time basis.
Life at Manchester United was good and the challenges at home and abroad were more than enough to excite Ferguson - certainly more to get the blood going than a national team position.
Having been in retirement for four years, would he feel excited and challenged enough to take a job that has a less forgiving audience and a more limited talent pool available to him than his last gig.
His sticky spell at Old Trafford in 1990 was alleviated by a board that saw the bigger picture and knew of what he could do when given more time.
An SFA board that bumbles and fumbles about at the merest administrative hiccup would not inspire confidence in a man whose achievements would demand the highest degree of professionalism by those employing him.
He wouldn't stand for such behaviour from them the last time he worked with the SFA.
Stepping in for a legend like Stein and the traumatic circumstances that surrounded that period would be hard enough for any man - let alone Ferguson.
What he could have done with was more support from his employers at the SFA, ahead and during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, who as per usual (see Argentina 1978 and all that jazz) managed to turn the pretty routine into a fiasco.
Poor hotel accommodation and training facilities put the SFA in the players' bad books - let alone Ferguson's. What was supposed to have been learned from the Argentina experience eight years prior to this had been cocked up by the SFA.
Not to mention their hilarious attempts to gag the players and Ferguson from speaking about the conditions in Mexico with players using a temporary phone line obtained by a TV reporter to get word out that organisation-wise, the SFA had ballsed up,
Ferguson had enjoyed a good working relationship with the-then Aberdeen owner Dick Donald and his board. He would go on to thrive in a similar partnership with Martin Edwards at Manchester United and also - whether you like them or no - the Glazer family when their Chevvys and Cadillacs pulled up at Old Trafford.
The SFA and Ernie Walker in particular? Not so. And given Walker was a more competent administrator of Scottish football than current incumbent, the hapless Stewart Regan, you'd feel it would only be a matter of time when Fergie would employ the infamous 'hairdryer' treatment on Mr Regan.
Ferguson would publicly defy Walker's ban on talking to the media.
"That bloody man won't stop me from talking" were the words from his mouth as he walked out to give Archie MacPherson an interview for BBC Scotland.
Fergie would in time slap on his own press blackouts but being a control freak, having a lickspittle like Regan try to tell him what he can and cannot do would be an open invitation for Regan's detractors to head down to Hampden en masse with some popcorn.
Naturally one will stand corrected if Ferguson fancied swapping the snooker table at his Cheshire home for the Scotland job but it seems unlikely he'll be donning an SFA blazer again.
What should be of concern is that many see getting a legendary figure (who had shown no inclination to take the job on again when he was in club management) as Scotland's only option.
Ferguson was one of many great managerial figures that Scotland used to churn out for fun.
Jock Stein, Matt Busby, Bill Shankly.... Ferguson is indeed worthy enough to be spoken in the same terms as that trio of greats.
In the next category you'd have Jim McLean, Jock Wallace, Tommy Walker, Hugh Shaw, Eddie Turnbull and George Graham. All men you wished were plying their management trade today and in contention for the top job that is the Scotland one.
Except we no longer have men of such calibre in our dugouts today. There is a fellow at Celtic and one writer in the Sunday Mail suggested that Irishman Brendan Rodgers could combine the two positions.
However, had this chap done his homework, he would have noticed that Ferguson combined his Aberdeen job with the Scotland one.
The Dons were the current Scottish champions back then and were tipped to have a serious tilt at the European Cup.
While Ferguson was able to win the Scottish Cup and League Cup for Aberdeen, the title and continental challenges suffered as the task of spinning two managerial plates took its toll - even on a legendary figure like him.
Regarding the other options that Scotland has on its radar, they are slim - and this has not been a recent thing either.
Big boys like Walter Smith and Alex McLeish only took the job when they were thrown into the unemployment queue by their respective clubs and would merely use the Scotland post to get back into club management - both would barely stay for two years before big bucks offered by Rangers and Birmingham City respectively came calling.
Ferguson was never interested and neither was George Graham. SFA had to rely on backroom staff members like Andy Roxburgh and Craig Brown for many years. Good coaches yes, but not management material.
Recent Scotland managers like George Burley and Craig Levein would never have been considered back in the day when Stein was being tipped for the job back in 1978.
Burley would have been in the bracket of "needs to achieve more at club level" while Levein would have fallen into the category of "needs more experience".
Not surprisingly, both were not up to it.
Strachan meanwhile was a solid manager with a mixed bag of a record. Success with Celtic and Southampton was diluted with failures at Coventry and Middlesbrough - the latter one being a disaster with the former Scotland midfielder performing his role like a traffic cop that had been blindfolded.
And as for his performance as Scotland manager. Given our lowly Fifa ranking, the fear was that Scotland would be drawn in difficult groups.
He would get lucky on that front as his two qualifying campaigns presented us with groups that gave us a decent chance of making a major tournament either outright or via a play-off.
Strachan could not inspire the team to do neither - and the least said about his crass 'height genetics' excuse the better. Picking the pint-sized Gordon as a player did Stein and Ferguson no harm.
The shocking truth is that the nation that developed Stein, Busby, Shankly and Ferguson is unable - for the time being at least - to produce such dugout greats again.
That is something the fourth estate should be holding the SFA and our clubs to account with. It is evident that the players we have are not as talented as the ones that came before them.
They must have been coached to that level and those same coaches seem unable to lift them beyond it.
Scotland were once mocked for failing to get past the group stage of a major tournament. With good reason in some cases as the players were talented enough to make progress in a World Cup.
Now we're looking at dismal 1-1 draws with Iran in Argentina as our 'glory era' as the current set-up look incapable of reaching a tournament where a nation we're expected to beat can humiliate us.
Looking across the spectrum of Scottish manager who are working or unemployed but not retired, there is not one figure you feel who could inspire a team like Ferguson could.
Unless both SFA and clubs get their act together and push the level of coaching up a notch or 20 for managers keen to make their mark one can imagine the following headline in 50 years time.
"SFA must invoke seance at midnight to summon spirit of Fergie for Scotland job".