Scholes wants Fergie to stay
Paul Scholes is hoping Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson will stay in charge for 'a long time to come'.
Last Updated: 19/11/09 11:00am
Paul Scholes is hoping Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will stay in charge at Old Trafford for 'a long time to come'.
Ferguson has recently marked 23 years at the United helm and the guessing game persists as to when the Scot will step down.
The 67-year-old scrapped previous plans to retire at the end of the 2001/02 season, while there have been suggestions he could call it a day next summer.
But United stalwart Scholes believes Ferguson can manage the club into his 70s and continue to fill the trophy cabinet with silverware.
"His record speaks for itself," Scholes told the Manchester Evening News. "Twenty-three years is a long time and, hopefully, he can continue to be here and win trophies for a long time to come.
"Other teams don't have the benefit of having a manager for so long.
"I think it goes to show what can be achieved if you have a manger for so long and the trophies they can win.
"I've known no different. When I played for England there was a change of manager from time to time and it probably didn't seem to help most of the time. I've been lucky enough to play under one manager and it has been great."
Meanwhile, Scholes is hoping United can make the most of a period without international fixtures by closing the five-point gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea.
He added: "This is the last international break for a while. Then we have to kick on in the league and all the major competitions."