Sir Alex Ferguson believes only ill health would force him out of Old Trafford in the immediate future.
The Manchester United boss famously went back on his decision to retire at the end of the 2001/02 season. People continue to speculate on when the 68-year-old will quit and who will replace him when that time comes but Ferguson insists that after nearly 24 years in charge at United he remains as driven as ever.
"I'm confident with the kind of person I am. I don't think I will be changing at my age now. Do you think I will change?" Ferguson said in an interview to the Mail on Sunday, in which he affirmed he is not thinking of going anywhere at the moment. "The thing I hope is that my health is OK."
He added: "When you get to 68 years of age, you are not guaranteed anything. You hope you wake up in the morning.
"Over the last three or four years, I have lost a few scouts who have died. Great scouts, absolutely brilliant. All in their 60s.
"You are faced with that when you get to my age, where you are going to funerals of people you worked with or friends.
"So you say to yourself, 'There for the Grace of God that I am still here.'
"And that is the only thing that determines you in connection with football. You couldn't possibly do your job unless you were healthy."