Ferguson's drive remains

19 March 2009 08:44
Sir Alex Ferguson has no plans to call time on his Manchester United career in the immediate future. The Scot, widely recognised as one of the game's greatest ever managers, has been at the helm of the Old Trafford outfit since November 1986. In his 22 years in charge he has accumulated an astonishing haul of domestic and continental silverware for the Red Devils and, despite his advancing years, he will not be leaving the dug-out just yet. United have already claimed the Fifa Club World Cup and Carling Cup this season and remain hot favourites to retain the Premier League crown. An FA Cup semi-final meeting with Everton awaits with the North West giants also in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. And while Ferguson has dismissed his side's chances of claiming an unprecedented quintuple, his passion for the game has not dimmed. When asked if he was planning to retire, he told The Guardian: "Not for a while. I'm 67 now. My health's good. "I still have the drive and the energy. I've been here more than 22 years, but I still get a buzz arriving at the training ground. "I still get that tingle of excitement when the team bus draws up at an away ground before a big match." When asked if that meant in another year or two, he added: "That kind of area. We'll see."

Source: SKY_Sports