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Ferguson - retirement is for young people

Published 17/11/2010 | 16:37

Sir Alex Ferguson today dismissed retirement as "for young people" and vowed to carry on working.

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The Manchester United manager turns 69 next month but has no plans to relinquish the post at Old Trafford which he has held since 1986.

And unless his personal situation changes, Ferguson is set to remain in charge for the foreseeable future.

"Retirement is for young people," Ferguson said. "I'm too old to retire. I would have nothing to do.

"As long as my health is good I will carry on. My family will make this decision."

Ferguson, speaking today at the Aspire4Sport conference in Doha, Qatar, had his say on the England team and suggested a winter break in the English season could benefit the team.

The Scot also suggested England should look for the best available boss when Fabio Capello leaves, even if he is not an Englishman.

Ferguson said: "There's too much expectation on the England team.

"There are too many games, they need a winter break but the TV schedule won't allow it.

"I admire Fabio Capello and the next England manager needs to be the best to win a World Cup. If the best is abroad so be it."

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