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Man Utd boss Ferguson: Retirement not imminent

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has stated for the foreseeable future he will continue in his managerial berth at Old Trafford. Ferguson, who celebrated his 71st birthday on Monday, has now been with the Red Devils over 26 years.

"I'm hoping to stay on for a bit of time," he told the Abu Dhabi Sports channel.

And, though Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and David Moyes are bound to be at the top of the list if they are available, Ferguson highlights the precarious nature of football management and states further consideration is impossible.

"It's very difficult," he said.

"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.

"Top managers will always been in demand but nobody knows where they are going to be in two or three years' time."

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