Tuesday, 15th December 2009

2009’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Ryan Giggs, has claimed he sees Sir Alex Ferguson continuing as Manchester United manager for five years to come. The 68-year-old Scot has held the position as the Red Devils’ boss since 1986, and Giggs sees no signs of the former Aberdeen manager slowing down.

Asked who he thought would retire first, Giggs told The Guardian, “I think it will be me. The manager is as good as ever and will go on for a long time. I can still see him as manager of United in five years’ time, easily, because as long as he is healthy he will have the desire to carry on.”

Ferguson, who has won Manager of the Year the most times in British football history, is an English Football Hall of Fame inductee, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999 after winning the treble. He has led Man Utd to three consecutive Premier League titles in the last three seasons, and has brought the club to two consecutive Champions League finals in his last two campaigns. Although it is still uncertain when Ferguson plans to call it quits, his replacement will surely have extremely large shoes to fill.

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