UK time is: 09:06:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Three More Years For Fergie

After years of stating 'I will go on as long as I feel healthy', Fergie finally gave us the date of his retirement.

Well, not quite: he confirmed he will retire within three years. And if he stays for three that will come as a surprise even for him.

"I won`t be managing here any more than three years at the very, very most," he told reporters.

"Without question. I can assure you of that."

He has also revealed some of his greatest fears attached to the thought of impending retirement which lies heavily on his heart.

'I know I would find it hard to give up managing United,' he said.

'I can't do it, not at the moment anyway.'

'The big fear about retirement is what do you do with yourself?

'There are too many cases of people who retire and end up in a box soon afterwards because they have lost the very thing that keeps them alive.

'What I would like to do is travel to places I have never been to. I would love to go to the States and spend three or four months there. But that is only one year—you can only do that once. You can only go to Australia once. You don't go every year.

'What you're left with is the time when you wake up at six o'clock in the morning and you go to get out of bed and you say to yourself: 'I'm finished.' That's the hard part.'


And he added he does not think he will ever be sacked from the club. Fergie expects it will be his own decision to step down. Well, after winning a glorious Double, sealing his third European Cup success I guess his position is pretty secure indeed.

Sacking Sir Alex Ferguson? Once it seemed an option but not anymore.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 25 2008

Time: 8:29PM

Your Comments

hopefully it will be sparky or keano to replace him.
rooneyisgod
Keano was a great player and is doing a great job with Sunderland but some of his signings have been awful mostly ex United or ex Ireland.Maybe,in years to come but not in three years time imo.Sparky would be a candidate and so would Queiroz.He's learning from the Master at the moment and when Fergie moves upstairs he could always go to him for advise.It's a while away yet so no need for panic.
java
It should be Queiroz since hes done very well with Fergie.
Paulinho
He should go now. You haven't been good enough this season and a change of managers is needed.
cobridge
Oh yeah, we only won the league and champions league. Jealous.
Paulinho
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

The Shirt off Your Back! (Saturday September 20 2014)

Will They Sell? No! (Saturday September 20 2014)

United Target is Staying in Milan! (Friday September 19 2014)

Juventus Interest Cooled! (Thursday September 18 2014)

Something Missing! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Yet More Ronaldo Intrigue! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Looking at 15 Years! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Rooney Ends Feud (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Di Maria in Exulted Company (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Biding his Time (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. West Ham 5 2 1 2 1 7
9. Hull City 5 1 3 1 0 6
10. Liverpool 5 2 0 3 -1 6
11. Man Utd 4 1 2 1 3 5
12. Everton 4 1 2 1 -1 5
13. Leicester City 4 1 2 1 -1 5
14. Stoke 5 1 2 2 -1 5

Breaking League News

Everton V Crystal Palace Match Preview
» Everton : 21/09/2014 04:35:00
Arsenal`s Control Freaks Take The Points
» Arsenal : 21/09/2014 00:41:00
» Liverpool : 20/09/2014 21:58:00
» Swansea : 20/09/2014 21:23:00
Bodymoor Closed For Business After Arsenal Loss
» Aston Villa : 20/09/2014 21:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leicester City v United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Leicester to win! 0%
United to win! 90%
Score Draw 10%
0-0 Draw 0%