Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to turn down the chance of becoming a lord.
Ferguson, who retired as United boss at the end of last season, is a well known Labour supporter, but the Scot has made it clear to friends that he will reject any approach of peerage.
A friend of Ferguson's told The Mirror: “He’s a Labour supporter and will always try to help the party. But he made it clear he’s not interested. It’s not for him.”
Ferguson, instead, wants to concentrate on spending time with his wife - which was also the main reason the 71-year-old retired from the Old Trafford hot-seat at the end of the 2012/13 season.
After announcing his retirement, Ferguson told fans: “Things changed when Cathy’s sister died. She’s isolated a lot now and I owe her a lot of my own time.
“For 47 years she’s been the leader of the family and sacrificed for me. She’s lost her best friend in Bridget, so I owe her time. It’s important.”
The former Red Devils chief bowed out of football as one of the greatest ever managers to live and was successful in delivering the Premier League title to Old Trafford in his final season.
Ferguson spent 26 years in charge of United, and helped make the decision to replace himself with, fellow Scot, David Moyes who is one month into his tenure.