The Guardian quotes the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as saying that he plans to retire in 3 years’ time.
Ferguson, who has won 9 Premiership titles and 1 Champions League trophy with the Red Devils, has also hinted that Man United might do well to promote his current assistant Carlos Queiroz as the manager when Sir Alex leaves.
Sir Alex remarks:
I still have a lot of passion. I’m still happy. But I’m 66 now – maybe three years more, then I’ll finish.
I have a great assistant in Carlos Queiroz. He will come into the reckoning. But we have owners and a chief executive who will choose the new man in three years’ time. The thing about football is we have some potential young manager but because of the dangers, the hazards of management, they may not be there in three years’ time.
Man United without Sir Alex is indeed unimaginable and although he speaks highly of Queiroz, the latter is not too popular among the United fans with his tactical input. The United board might just start hunting for a capable person to replace Sir Alex.