Wigan chairman, and good friend of Old Trafford boss, reveals retirement plans.
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Sir Alex will QUIT Manchester United next season… according to Wigan chairman Whelan
Sir Alex Ferguson’s old friend Dave Whelan has claimed that the Manchester United boss will quit at the end of next season.
Ferguson predicted that he would stay on for another three years when he turned 70 on New Year’s Eve, but said health will be the deciding factor.
Last week Ferguson was taken to hospital by ambulance after suffering a nosebleed that would not stop before he was due to speak at a dinner in Glasgow, and Whelan believes the Scot will retire in 12 months.
‘The pressure is telling, especially when you’re at the top for so long.
‘He had a little scare and that tells me he will think very hard and realise there is no point trying to carry on and take the risk.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Latics supremo Dave Whelan has been busy conducting many high profile discussions with journalists of late, including revealing that Wigan boss Roberto Martinez had been offered the vacant Liverpool post and now he has apparently revealed Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement plans, which very much contradict what the Scot had stated on the subject some months ago.
One wonders if Mr Whelan should be discussing topics that do not bare any relation to his dealings as Wigan Athletic chairman as not no doubt an Old Trafford spokesman will have to deny or confirm the statement made by the 75 year old.
Sir Alex Ferguson has spent over 25 years at the Man United helm, guiding them to unprecedented success and talk of a successor have been ongoing in the media and there will surely be an element of concern and worry about the club being able to bring in a suitable replacement who can carry on the great work the 70 year old has put in since his appointment back in November 1986.