Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson Not Thinking About Retirement

Management is all about decision making, says Scot
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists that he has no plans to retire in the immediate future.

The ageing Scot recently became the longest serving manager of Manchester United by surpassing the record held by Sir Matt Busby, who did so in two stints at the club.

And it marks a remarkable feat for a manager, who had threatened to quit nine years ago, only to do a u-turn and continue with managing the Red Devils.

"The older you get the more worried you are about retiring," Ferguson told the club's official website.

"You start to realise that whilst you have got your health and good fitness, you should carry on in your job. All thoughts of retirement are in the back of my mind.

"It [talking of leaving] was a mistake. At the time there were some reasons for it. It was one of those things."

Ferguson has had his share of difficult decisions to make during his long and fruitful career, and the most recent one was leaving out Dimitar Berbatov against Arsenal after the Bulgarian had just scored five goals against Blackburn Rovers.

"Management is about making decisions," he said.

"Sometimes they are positive and good. Sometimes you feel you have made the wrong decision and should have attacked it a different way.

"Picking teams for instance. We made the decision the other night to leave Berbatov out of the team. It was not an easy one and was very difficult to explain.

"The only way I could do that was by saying I felt it was going to win us the match. Although it was proved right you are never sure."

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