The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed suggestions that he will retire from football management at the end of the season. He is one of the longest serving managers in world football after having spent 26 years at the helm of Manchester United. The Scot recently turned 71 years of age and he has accepted the fact that he isn’t getting any younger. There have been suggestions that he will announce his retirement at the end of this season due to the numerous transfer rumours linking the likes of José Mourinho, David Moyes, and Guardiola with the Manchester United post.

Ferguson, though, has quashed any lands of retirement as of yet by saying that he intends to carry on for more time. During the 26 years, Ferguson has managed to make Manchester United one of the most successful clubs in the world. United also holds the record for the most number of league titles won in England. They are currently chasing the 20th Premier league title, and have a seven-point advantage over arch rivals City. During his period, Ferguson has seen the challenges from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and – currently – Manchester city. Even with all the competition, he has managed to keep United incredibly competitive over the years.

“I’m hoping to stay on for a bit of time. It’s very difficult. Over the years, names have been bandied about but football is such a precarious industry. But you could be talking about one of the potentially exciting young managers in the game, but is he going to be here in two or three years’ time? The sack race is horrendous. Sometimes a manager can only survive four games if he doesn’t win a match,” said Ferguson, who recently had his statue unveiled before Manchester United’s stadium Old Trafford.