Sir Alex Ferguson is planning a spell of globetrotting after his retirement as Manchester United manager.

After 26 years in charge at Old Trafford the Scot announced he would be stepping down last week and Everton manager David Moyes would be his successor.

Any worries Moyes had about the presence of Ferguson overshadowing the start of his charge are dispelled as Manchester United’s greatest manager intends to spend a lot of time out of the country.

A keen racehorse enthusiast, the 71-year-old revealed he would be travelling as far as the other side of the world to see the top races.

As well as that, Ferguson expressed a desire to experience one of the biggest derbies in the world, and will go all the way to Argentina to see it.

“I’ll hopefully go to the Melbourne Cup and the Kentucky Derby, they’re two things definitely,” he is quoted as saying in The Sun.

“There are a lot of things you can do but the one thing about travel is that you need your health to travel and, hopefully, my health remains.

“Will I watch a lot of football? It’s possible. I’d like to go to Boca Juniors against River Plate, I really would. That’s the one game I’d like to go to see.”

Ferguson is not departing the club completely, however, as he has agreed to become a Manchester United ambassador.

When asked where he would find the time for all his travelling along with his new role, Ferguson revealed it was not exactly a full-time post.

“The ambassadorial role is 20 days a year. It’s fine, no problem,” he said.

“The role will be defined by the club. There are a lot of sponsors now — important people in the club — and that’ll be my role. Whatever they want me to do in those 20 days, it’ll be fine.”

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