Fergie rejects retirement talk

2010-04-23 11:31

England - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has labelled reports he will confirm his retirement at the end of next season as "rubbish".

The veteran boss, who turns 69 at the end of this year, has been in charge at Old Trafford since 1986.

But the Scot appears to be relishing the job as much as he ever did and, with reigning English champions United in the hunt for another Premier League title, is in no mood to give way to the likes of Inter Milan and former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, as has been reported.

"It is rubbish," Ferguson told a news conference here on Friday in response to suggestions he was contemplating retirement.

"There is no truth in it.

"I have no intention of retiring and if I did the people I would tell are (chief executive) David Gill and the Glazer family (United's owners)."

"There is pressure in life. I can deal with it," Ferguson added.

"The only thing that determines whether I stay here is my health. And I am in rude health."


  • Dragonpig - 2010-04-23 12:06

    He'll probably be there until he dies. What a manager! Keep going and keep thet trophy cabinet shining with silverware

  • dave - 2010-04-23 12:36

    Sir Boozalot needs to go now , he has done well for scum united ,and now its time to go to a retirement village

  • ishmael - 2010-04-23 12:44

    in my own perception i think ferguson is stll the right man to do the job at old trafford despite his age he has done a very good job give him some credit let him do wat he wishes.

  • Man U - 2010-04-23 12:52

    @dave: Don't you wish he retires soon hey! Your team that you support might have a slim chance of silverware if he does one day retire!

  • United Fan - 2010-04-23 13:20

    @D#^&khead Dave. Boozalot or not, he has been an outstanding manager. Done for "scum united" what no other manager has ever done for his team and fans. So your shitty comments means sweet nothing.

  • Wessel - 2010-04-23 13:57

    I might not be a United fan, but you can not deny the stability and standard he has brought to the team. He is without a shadow of a doubdt the greatest manager in the sports history.

  • LOL - 2010-04-23 14:15

    hehe...its amazing how many people just hate...Sir "boozalot" and "scum" united, have always and WILL always be the best team ever. just because ur team sucks @ss and you take it out on united doesnt mean they will do any better chop

  • Hayabusa - 2010-04-23 14:20

    No doubt he is the man. As a United fan i never had any doubts in his ability to run this Great team and select players for a paticular match. Sadly however i do think he need to step down after he goes 1 better than Liverpool with league titles.The game is changing and even though he still have a good eye for the game and selecting players, he has made a few mistakes and we did lose a few games which should have been in the bag. His record speaks for itself so he will remain the best from now till thy kingdom come but at some point you must step down and let some1 else have a go at it.Dave you idiot. You most probably started watching soccer 2 days ago ne.

  • Morris - 2010-04-23 14:42

    All those supporters who do not like Man U are only jealous of the success that this club has enjoyed under Alex Ferguson. He has not been knighted for nothing. His success has ensured that he got the recognition that he deserves. The reason that the club is so good is that there are no players in the squad with egos that are bigger than the team or the club.. Remember Jaap Stam , David Beckham , Ruud van Nistelrooy. Once their ego got to big , off and out they went.

  • Never Walk Alone - 2010-04-23 15:29

    I doff my cap to Fergie - a great manager and a legend to the game of football !! He has the skill, knowledge and foresight in spotting talent, developing it and then selling it for a fortune (ie Ronaldo etc) I agree - he also doesnt take shite from players with big egos - and sends them on their way as soon as they think they are bigger than the game or club - and the "Fergie Hairdryer" works wonders on slackers !! Benitez - Take Note how legends are made - You Plonker !!!!!

  • anti-manu - 2010-04-23 16:09

    sori guys wat model u using to measure this man as a greatest manager in history,coz he only coached a team for like 3 decades n conquered the continet twice......plz tel me here

  • Liverpool fan - 2010-05-31 16:43

    I have to say he is a legend. Good news for utd.

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