Sir Alex Ferguson is too hungry to retire insists Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

24 April 2010 12:17
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger never felt a 'hungry' Sir Alex Ferguson was ready to retire and is relishing going head to head with his old adversary for a few years yet.  

Ferguson will celebrate his 69th birthday at the end of this year and has shown no sign of being affected by the pressures of being Manchester United manager since 1986.  

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However, the Scot has always stated that his health is of paramountimportance and stories emerged recently claiming he would leave his jobat the end of next term, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho linedup as his successor.  

Ferguson, though, today dismissed those as 'rubbish' and Wenger, whoturned 60 last year and recently became the longest serving manager inArsenal's history, believes both men have a few more years left inthem.  

'You see the way he behaves and manages his team that the hunger isthere,' said Wenger, whose current contract runs out at the end of nextseason.  

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'As long as he will live the hunger will be there for success. Thatis something that does not die in you.  'When you get older you have toanalyse and consider your health, where you have the physical strengthto do the job.  

'But to me at the moment he does not look to have any problem. It is always interesting facing him.'  

On his own long-term plans, Wenger added: 'My future is decided byhow well I do and the second part is how much I enjoy what I do andthat is it.  'I still feel I have a few years in front of me if I havethe luck to be healthy.'

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