United’s best asset isn’t going anywhere

Published Add your comment

Football News

Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that he has no plans to retire, with the manager saying it will be very difficult to find a replacement for himself at Manchester United.

Ferguson has been manager at Old Trafford since 1986, and has won a barrel of English and European trophies with the club.


And now that Manchester United are going into a fourth phase of bright young talent under Ferguson’s watch, the 69-year-old says he has no immediate plans to retire.

"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 to replace me don't have jobs any more,” Ferguson said.

"So it becomes very difficult because someone who I think has potential may be sacked by his club and disappear.

"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."

While many other clubs insist on the board having final say on which players to buy, Manchester United gives Ferguson the last word on every transfer.

And the success that United have endured over the last 25 years shows that the club having faith in Ferguson has paid massive dividends.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again