Now 71, even with his current contract due to expire at the end of next season, the prospect of retirement is a long way from his mind.
He told Sky Sports: "They are not thoughts that I wish to entertain.
"I have no wish to entertain them. I don't feel the need in any way to entertain them.
"I live in the present, basically. I try to make certain my life is as good as it can be at any given moment in time, doing what I've got to be doing and living my life the right way. In moments like this, where fortunately that is very much the case, I just try to profit from it without trying to get the crystal ball out and think what will it be like in March 2020.
"I just don't know, but at the moment I see no reason why I should fear that it's going to be vastly different, because up until now, in the year and a half that I've been here, I certainly haven't noticed any difference in how I feel."