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Fergie to carry on til his 70s

January 27, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Football, News and Society, Recreation & Sports, Soccer, Society

LONDON – RYAN Giggs believes Sir Alex Ferguson could continue as Manchester United manager for another five years.

Ferguson, who turned 69 last month, has refused to consider retiring since he announced he would quit after the 2001-02 season and then later changed his mind.

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In an interview with Sky TV magazine, United winger Giggs emphasised Ferguson’s passion for the sport and he believes that desire could keep him at Old Trafford well into his 70s. He said: ‘I really do not see him (Ferguson) finishing any time soon, he will go on, at least another five years.

‘His desire gets stronger. After a Champions League game we can get back at 3.30am and then a few hours later he will be the first in at the training ground.

‘Earlier in the season we had a virus at the club. He got it himself and was dying during the week, really sick, but come the day of the game, he was there in the dug-out. He just loves the challenge.’ Giggs intends to follow Ferguson and become a manager somewhere and he is currently taking his A coaching badge.

‘I want to remain in football so I can continue to do something I have done since school. If I have a day off I am bored,’ Giggs said. ‘I hope I can be a good manager, I like helping players and improving them. But the life expectancy of a manager is just 18 months, so you do not get long.’ — AFP


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