Sir Alex Ferguson claims that he has no idea who will replace him at the helm of Manchester United, and that he intends to dissuade those who think he is retiring soon.
The Scot will be celebrating his 70th birthday later on in the year, as well as marking the 25th anniversary of his appointment with the club on November 6th.
Unbridled success has followed in Ferguson’s reign at the club, including twelve Premier League titles, five FA Cups and of course two Champions League triumphs.
The manager stated: “Over the years I’ve had the question who do I think could replace me? Now in those years, some of the coaches they were talking about don’t have jobs anymore.”
He went on to say: “I think you would need someone very experienced in the long term. But I have absolutely no idea. First of all, I’m not retiring.”
Current favourite to replace Ferguson is Real Madrid boss, Jose Mourinho, but the change may not happen for some while yet, considering the high-spirited manner of the Old Trafford stalwart.