Monday, February 20, 2012

Ferguson Not Retiring Any Time Soon!

While the likes of Andres Villas Boas, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp are all linked with moves away from their clubs or being threatened by losing their jobs, Manchester United haven't had the thought of parting with Sir Alex Ferguson in the last 25 years, and it seems that they still wont have to think about replacing the Scotsman for at least another two years.

Stan james odds have been picking up on recent talk that Sir Alex Ferguson might call it a day at the end of the season but the 70 year old is confident that he can continue to do his job for at least another two years while also claiming that he turned down the chance to sign Joe Hart. 

Ferguson hasn't got too many things wrong in his 25 years at United and his record of 12 top-flight titles, two European Cups and five FA Cups which can be seen in the Victor Chandler review show that. But Hart is certainly a man that Ferguson would love to have safe guarding the Old Trafford goal, especially after the unconvincing performances his current goalkeepers have been producing.

David De Gea cost Manchester United around £18 million while Ferguson said he could have snapped Hart up for just £100,000 in 2005.

Hart, now 24, joined wealthy rivals Manchester City in 2006 from League Two Shrewsbury Town after United passed up the opportunity to secure his services.

"I could have bought Joe Hart for £100,000 so we all make mistakes," said Ferguson, who signed the now-retired Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar in 2005.
"If you look at the England goalkeeper situation for the last 20 years, I would think he's easily the best."

On retirement, it seems that Ferguson just can't pull himself away from the Old Trafford hot seat. He reversed his decision to retire 10 years ago and still he his hungry for more success.

"I think you always want to go out on a winning note," he said.

"Hopefully we can do that. I don't know how long I can last now, but if my health stays up I don't think another two or three years would harm me."

This must be music to the ears of Manchester United fans who will know how lucky they are in having such a stable ship, which has been paramount to their success over the years.

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