Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 12 July 2014

Fergie not thinking about director role

Sir Alex Ferguson has no plans to move upstairs at Old Trafford just yet

Sir Alex Ferguson hopes any move onto the Manchester United board is a long way off.

In an extensive interview with the new twentyfour7 magazine, Ferguson outlined his plan for the future.

"There's no getting rid of me. I will probably become a director," he said. "Nobody knows. Neither do I. It won't be a doctor that tells me to quit."

Speaking to the wider media ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter with Norwich at Old Trafford, Ferguson expanded on his theories, arguing that the Red Devils are working towards what he believes is the "brilliant" Bayern Munich model by installing Sir Bobby Charlton as a director and a number of former players - including Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole and Gary Neville - as ambassadors.

"That's a long time away (being a director at the club), I hope," he said.

"The role Bobby Charlton has played at the club has been fantastic.

"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 now 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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