PICTURE: Back pages claim Ferguson is ‘seriously’ considering retiring as Manchester United manager

by Sam Peoples

dailymail-fergusonThe Telegraph has just published a report that Sir Alex Ferguson is giving ‘serious consideration’ to stepping down as Manchester United manager after 26 years in charge.

The article, written by Mark Ogden, said:

“Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United future was shrouded in doubt on Tuesday night with the Scot understood to be giving serious consideration to ending his 26-year reign as manager.”

Most papers have covered it tomorrow on their back page including the Daily Mail (pictured).

The thought of Manchester United without Ferguson is terrifying. He is Manchester United. He has built the dynasty of the last three decades that has dominated English football and a post-Ferguson period is an almost apocalyptic thought for any United fan.

“I certainly don’t have any plans at the moment to walk away from what I believe will be something special.” Sir Alex Ferguson in Chelsea programme

Rumours have been spreading like wildfire today about David Moyes potentially stepping in as United manager in the future and this story, covered by the usually reliable Mark Ogden, backs those claims up.

I can’t see it myself. Ferguson admitted in his pre-match programme that he had no retirement plans as of yet and despite being 71, the Scot still has plenty of fire left in his belly.

He is on the verge of creating another United team that can conquer Europe and he will want to be at the helm to watch it unfold.

Could you honestly imagine Ferguson being in good health and watching United from the stands instead of the dugout? I doubt it very much.

Photo: @SuttonNick 

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