As he has done on numerous occasions, Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed talk that the Manchester United manager could retire at the end of this current season. Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and David Moyes have all been tipped to succeed the Scot but Ferguson plans on continuing for at least two more years.
Guardiola will come back to management this summer after his year long sabbatical and has been widely thought to take over at Old Trafford. Mourinho is also looking more and more likely to leave Real Madrid and Moyes contract with Everton is coming to an end. The time would seem right for Ferguson to finally step down as United manager to make way for the club's new manager and future. Ferguson may have different plans however, as he may now be planning on staying on for a few more years.
Although Ferguson does rate the three managers very highly and can see them all taking over the club one day, the 71 year old is not quite ready to call it a day. There is no doubt that when Ferguson does step down, the incoming manager will have the most massive shoes to fill. Chief executive David Gill will be tasked with the tough job of finding a replacement and in today's game, special care must be taken to find the right candidate.
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