Date: 10th November 2011 at 4:49pm
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Having  just celebrated 25 years in charge of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson is in no mood to discuss retirement.

Still as competitive as ever, United remain in good hands.

But turning 70 in December, it is inevitable that sooner rather than later Sir Alex will relinquish control of the club.

And Chief Executive David Gill admits it is something he has had in his thoughts.

And whilst the day may be far away, Gill is quite specific in what the club is looking for in a new manager.

Speaking on MUTV, Gill stated:

“It will be difficult to replace him – it’s naive to say anything other than that.

“But we are a great club whose values go back in history to our heritage to the ’50s and ’60s and the last 25 years with Alex.

“To continue with that, the new manager needs to understand those values and the vision for the club and must buy into that.”


2 responses to ““It will be difficult to replace him – it’s naive to say anything other than that,””

  1. John Tring says:

    What’s the moral of this story? Utd will be stuck with SAF till he dies? Don’t get me wrong but that is not in the interest of Utd. Time and tide waits for none. This man has done great things but sooner rather than later we must move on. This season is turning out to be a disaster and many would dare say it’s mostly because of bizarre decisions by SAF ( continue playing Evans when he’s totally not a Utd-class, no action to redress the utter shambles in midfield, no right back since Neville’s demuise 2 years ago, playing unproven players in big matches and fielding bad teams against winnable opponents like Liverpool etc etc.). Hope he sees sense and quickly steps aside. No one is bigger than Utd and no one, no one is indispensable. History taught us.

  2. karlomu says:

    he,s still gonna win the league this season so what more do you want…