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SAF wants to follow Bayern Munich model and become director of Man Utd

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says he will probably become a director of the club and believes the Old Trafford club can copy the Bayern Munich model. "There's no getting rid of me. I will probably become a director," Ferguson told twentyfour7 magazine.

"Nobody knows. Neither do I. It won't be a doctor that tells me to quit."

German side Bayern employ former forward Uli Hoeness as president and ex-striker Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as chief executive.

Sir Bobby Charlton, who is regarded as one of United's finest ever players, has been a director at Old Trafford since 1984.

"The role Sir Bobby Charlton has played at the club has been fantastic," said Ferguson.

"He has been a tremendous support to the manager and a lot of the players.

"I think Bayern Munich is the perfect model. It's no problem having a replica of that for this club who have had so many great players over the years and who are now ambassadors, like Andy Cole, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel.

"There are quite a few of them here now and that's a role we should be using as well."

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