Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted he won’t quit Manchester United regardless of whether he wins the double this season.
The United boss has no intention of retiring just yet even if The Reds overtake Liverpool in league titles and gain a fourth European crown.
Sky Sports News notes:
“Sir Alex Ferguson insists that he will be staying on at Manchester United, even if they complete a remarkable double this season.
“At the start of the season, many suggested that the Red Devils would use this term as one of a transitional – but instead they are now on the brink of regaining the Premier League title, whilst also making the UEFA Champions League final.
“Should United claim the championship, that would make them England’s most successful side taking them to 19 titles – one ahead of rivals Liverpool.
“And it has been suggested that Ferguson may stand-down once he had overhauled Liverpool – but he insists that is not in his thoughts.
“I will be here next season,” insisted 69-year-old Ferguson, who has a rolling contract at United and will be allowed to continue as long as he wants.
“He previously announced he would step down in 2002, only to change his mind and he insists he will not be making a decision like that again.
“I was in agony, absolute agony. My wife made me change my mind and she was dead right.
“I think she thought she would soon be fed up with me around the house.”
The prospect of Ferguson staying on will no doubt be music to all United fan’s ears and be a blow for our rivals who are hoping the most successful manager of all time retires sooner rather than later.
Well thats a blessing he wont quit regardless of the ‘double’ fingers crossed none the less for a great win later today, although a draw will suffice.However I firmly believe lady luck will shine on the United today.Howard Webb is unbiased and a fair referee, handling very astutely the Champions league final and World Cup final, this game in my opinion will be as big a challenge of his officiating skills, than those two games.
I revisited a book last night Roy Keane’s autobiography ‘Keane’ he said.
“Most managers don’t really manage at all.They pick the team, buy players, dictate tactics, placate the directors and court the media.Then they get the sack.Ferguson is different.He knows Manchester United from top to bottom; watches the A team and reserve matches as keenly as the first team; will know as much about the youth team player, his habits, strenghths and weaknesses,as about a first team players upon whom the club’s success depends.For now.He is renowned for his attention to detail”.
If the perfectionist Roy on the field is convinced Sir Alex is the greatest and nearly every other onlooker who are we to disagree.
Mind I have still to read ‘Football-Bloody Hell’
By Patrick Barclay….sitting on my bedside cabinet, sure he will have a ‘Mourhino’ slant on this.
Lets shout the team on this afternoon, where ever we are for ‘our boss’ my hero.
For our boss. The lads were absoloutely fantastic, every single one of them….brilliant.
Chuffed to bits.Giggs tearing you apart since 1991.Magic.Sir Bobby Charlton in the stands clapping with pure pride, says it all.
The boss and Rene Muelensteen and Mike Phelan all jumping around like 10 year olds and all the players.Magnificent, one point will do it now!