Ferguson eyes Man Utd director’s role after retirement

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he wants to take up a position as a director of Manchester United after he retires as manager of the Premier League leaders, the Daily Mail has reported.

The 71-year-old Ferguson had previously suggested that when he retires from management he would leave the club altogether, but admitted in an interview that he now wanted to stay on at the club in some capacity.

Ferguson said: “ There’s no getting rid of me. I’ll probably become a director. Nobody knows [my retirement date], neither do I. It won’t be a doctor that tells me to quit!

He added that when the time does come for him to walk away, he feels the club will ask him to help find his replacement, but that whoever it is, the structure in place will allow them to be successful.

Ferguson pointed to the number of former United players who are part of the coaching staff as the reason he has faith in the structure of the club, and said he believes Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Darren Fletcher will all work at the club once they have retired, while Brian McClair and Nicky Butt are both currently employed as coaches at Old Trafford.

United are 12 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, chasing what would be Ferguson’s 13th league title with the club He has also won the FA Cup five times, the League Cup four times, the European Cup Winners’ Cup once, and the Champions League twice.

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