Sir Alex Ferguson Plans for Busy Retirement

Outgoing boss not ready for his pipe and slippers yet.

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Outgoing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has promised that he is not ready to put his feet up just yet despite announcing his retirement from the game earlier this month, The Express reports.

The 71-year-old will bow out after this Sunday’s season ending clash with West Bromwich Albion – a game that will be his 1,500th in charge, to make way for David Moyes to take over the reins after 27 years at Old Trafford.

But far from being ready to put his feet up and take it easy, the Scot is banking on having a packed schedule.

“I am driven to take on challenges in some other things right away,” he said at his final annual Friday press conference.

“I have got the League Managers’ meeting on Monday. I am going to Newmarket for two days on Tuesday and Wednesday. I have The Derby on June 1 and I am going on holiday on June 4 for a month.”

“Then I have the operation, the season starts, we are off and we are all right.”

Ferguson will still be involved with proceedings at the club in an ambassadorial capacity and was presented with a cake by journalists at the press conference, to which he remarked; ‘it’s fully deserved’.

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