Date: 7th September 2011 at 4:42pm
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At twenty four years and three hundred and five days, Sir Alex Ferguson is by far the longest serving manager in English football.

But, as he approaches his seventieth birthday, it`s widely accepted that the boss can`t, despite his beliefs, go on forever.

There will come a tortuous day when Sir Alex will have ot step down and a new era will begin at Old Trafford.

His eventual successor is a subject that has been discussed numerous times and although one name (Jose Mourinho) is often touted about, I guess we`re still very much in the dark as to who that person will be.

Talking about that precise predicament, Sir Alex has offered the media the following comments,

“Over the years I`ve had the question who do I think will replace me?”

“Now some of the coaches who people were talking about to replace me don`t have jobs any more.”

“So it becomes difficult because someone who I think has potential may be sacked by his club and disappear.”

“I think you need someone very experienced in the long term.”

“But I have absolutely no idea?..and I`m not retiring anyway.”

Great to see the gaffer is as bullish as ever and has no immediate plans to call it a day!

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