Ferguson eyeing up Old Trafford position after retirement.
Alex Ferguson has claimed he is keen to take up a directorship at Old Trafford once he retires from managing the Premier League leaders, according to The Guardian.
The 71-year Scot is coming to the end of his illustrious career in charge of the Red Devils but is keen to continue his association with the club when he eventually calls it a day.
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‘There is no getting rid of me. I will probably become a director. Nobody knows [when I will retire], neither do I. It won’t be a doctor that tells me to quit’, said Ferguson.
A number of top European managers have been linked with the Old Trafford hot-seat in recent seasons, but Ferguson is likely to carry great influence over who becomes his eventual successor.
Timing will be key to the decision as the Old Trafford club’s choices will depend on who is available when Fergie chooses to put an end to his managerial career.
Jose Mourinho has been hotly tipped to take over, especially with the constant speculation that the former Chelsea boss will part ways with Real Madrid at the end of the current season.
Ferguson is also keen to have his say over who his replacement should be but insists the ultimate decision remains with the club.
‘They’ll ask me. But I think it’ll be a club decision not mine.’