Sir Alex Ferguson not ready for Manchester United retirement
Manchester United will take some catching this season after establishing a seven-point lead in the Premier League, although a 20th title for the Red Devils might still not be enough for Sir Alex Ferguson, who looks set to continue for some time yet at Old Trafford.
January 1st, 2013
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are two of the names that have been linked with United as a potential replacement for the knight, although the Scot reckons that any likely successors will have to wait their turn to take charge at Old Trafford.
In an interview with the Abu Dhabi Sports channel, he said: “I’m hoping to stay on for a bit of time. It’s very difficult.
“Over the years, names have been bandied about but football is such a precarious industry.
“But you could be talking about one of the potentially exciting young managers in the game, but is he going to be here in two or three years’ time? The sack race is horrendous.
“Sometimes a manager can only survive four games if he doesn’t win a match.
“Top managers will always been in demand but nobody knows where they are going to be in two or three years’ time.”
Ferguson has just celebrated his 71st birthday and his tenure at United has now reached 26 years, although perhaps he can continue for plenty of time yet.