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  1. #1 Default Alex Ferguson considering retiring as Man U manager. CONFIRMED from Page 7 
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...-the-week.html

    Sir Alex Ferguson considering retiring as Manchester United manager before end of the week

    Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United future was shrouded in doubt on Tuesday night with the Scot understood to be giving serious consideration to ending his 26-year reign as manager.

    As rumours of the 71-year-old’s imminent retirement swept Manchester, senior figures at the club failed to respond to repeated attempts to confirm or deny the story, which emerged following United’s player versus coaches golf day at Dunham Massey on Tuesday afternoon.

    With United now forced to adhere to the strict rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange in terms of the release of significant information relating to the running of the club following last August’s partial flotation, any change of management would fall within those requirements.

    As of Tuesday night, no statement over Ferguson’s future had been issued by United.

    However, with sources close to the players confirming that the squad’s golf day had been overshadowed by suggestions that the Scot would be making an announcement ahead of Sunday’s clash with Swansea at Old Trafford, any ongoing uncertainty is unlikely to be allowed to continue to the point where it would affect the confidence of investors and, in turn, United’s New York share price.

    When United’s owners, the Glazer family, issued its prospectus for the club’s £500m bond issue in January 2010, the prospect of Ferguson leaving the club and potentially jeopardising future success was raised by the Americans as one of the risk factors attached to investing in the club.

    Ferguson had appeared to brush aside the prospect of standing down this summer when he insisted in his programme notes prior to Sunday’s Old Trafford defeat against Chelsea that, "I certainly don’t have any plans at the moment to walk away from what I believe will be something special".

    Ferguson said: "This team of champions is not going away - we are here for the long ride.

    "We will get better and if we apply ourselves in our normal fashion, I see our 20th league title as nothing but the start of another decade of success.

    “Whether I will be here to oversee another decade of success remains to be seen, but I certainly don't have any plans at the moment to walk away from what I believe will be something special and worth being around to see.”

    However, having always cited his health as the primary factor in any decision to retire, the club’s confirmation on Friday evening that Ferguson – who had a heart pacemaker fitted in 2004 – would undergo hip surgery in August, two weeks before the start of the new season, raised fresh doubt over his determination to continue in the post.

    With large amounts of money wagered on Tuesday morning on Everton manager David Moyes leaving Goodison Park for Old Trafford this summer, bookmakers dramatically cut the odds on the 50-year-old due to intelligence that bets had been placed on the basis of strong information.

    Jose Mourinho, the Real Madrid coach, is likely to become available this summer, with some figures within the club pointing towards Ryan Giggs being promoted to take a senior role on the coaching staff when Ferguson leaves.
    David Gill’s decision to stand down as chief executive in the summer, to be replaced by Ed Woodward, will see Ferguson lose a man he has grown to trust and respect during their working relationship.

    But with Gill not due to depart his role until June 30, any search for a new manager should Ferguson retire would involve Gill, Woodward and United’s Florida-based owners, the Glazer family.
    Ferguson has repeatedly dampened down retirement speculation ever since he performed an about-turn on plans to walk away from United at the end of the 2001-02 season.

    He has since admitted that his decision to go public with his intentions was an ‘absolute disaster,’ and vowed that he would not make a similar mistake when he chooses to leave the club, having arrived as successor to Ron Atkinson in November 1986.

    Whether Ferguson would remain at Old Trafford in a senior capacity should he retire could present a thorny issue for any incoming manager, with Sir Matt Busby’s elevation to an ‘upstairs’ role following his retirement in 1969 ultimately proving a distraction to his initial successors.

    Gill has repeatedly stated, however, that Ferguson’s opinion on a new man will be sought and that his advice will be taken by a club that has not appointed a manager for over a quarter of a century.

    Ferguson’s determination to wrestle the Premier League title back from Manchester City this season, having been devastated by the loss of the crown to United’s neighbours, has been rewarded with his 13th league title as Old Trafford manager.

    And although he has admitted his disappointment at failing to win more than two European Cups during his time at United, the ability to walk away from Old Trafford having restored the club’s dominance, both locally and nationally, has given Ferguson the opportunity to leave on a high.
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    With United now forced to adhere to the strict rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange in terms of the release of significant information relating to the running of the club following last August’s partial flotation, any change of management would fall within those requirements.
    is what interests me most
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    If Moyes is his replacement then I don't know what I'd do honestly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoDjimi View Post
    If Moyes is his replacement then I don't know what I'd do honestly.
    Conga.
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    The annual 'is Ferguson about to retire' story.
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    Thatcher dead, the Queen stepping down and now this, have the lizards been requested to return to their planet or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaoloMossy View Post
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    Gany hasn't done his "Rafa, Rafa, Rafa..." routine for a while...
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    Tweeters are twitting this on twitter. Lots
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaoloMossy View Post
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    Yes please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaoloMossy View Post
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    Moronic
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    It would surprise me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickthetyres View Post
    The annual 'is Ferguson about to retire' story.
    I don't think there is one every year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somethang View Post
    I don't think there is one every year.
    Just seems like it.
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    I can see it happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyBags View Post
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    I'd respond but I literally do not know who you are mate.

    Peace.
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    Wayne Rooney presumably most gutted at the possible Moyes news? He'll feel like McNulty when Marimow joined the wiretap team
    after having finished my 'The Wire' marathon i approve of this tweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yehez View Post
    I can see it happening.
    Could the moment every Manc fan has been cacking his pants over for the past few years be finally upon us? Meh, we'll see.
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    As much as I'd rejoice, I can't see it.
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    Interesting. It will be fascinating to see how much United decline if when he does retire.
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    Moyes might not be as good as he's hyped up to be but he can still weild United if he gets a bit lucky.
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    I don't think he'll retire yet.

    He wants one more CL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaoloMossy View Post
    I'd respond but I literally do not know who you are mate.

    Peace.
    Moronic

    I love you Mossy.
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    The Telegraph in a headline grabbing story shocker..there is literally nothing in that article that suggests he's going to retire this summer..not one whiff of a quote or something resembling a quote
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGeezer85 View Post
    I don't think he'll retire yet.

    He wants one more CL.
    I think he realises just how far they are from that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somethang View Post
    Moronic

    I love you Mossy.
    Well I know you
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    mibe jose goin there
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaoloMossy View Post
    I'd respond but I literally do not know who you are mate.

    Peace.
    Just out of interest, why do you have to know who someone is in order to respond to them on a global forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnj147 View Post
    mibe jose goin there
    I hope you're better at snooker than you are at spelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnj147 View Post
    mibe jose goin there
    Who's Mibe Jose?
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