Fergie not planning to retire
Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident he can continue for at least another two years and claims he missed out on Joe Hart.
Last Updated: 20/02/12 5:17pm
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson remains confident he can continue to do his job for at least another two years and claims he turned down the chance to sign Joe Hart.
The Scot, who turned 70 in December, has been in the hot seat at Old Trafford for 25 years during which time he has won 12 top-flight titles, two European Cups and five FA Cups.
Ferguson reversed an initial decision to retire 10 years ago and still has no immediate plans to call it a day.
"I think you always want to go out on a winning note," he said.
"Hopefully we can do that. I don't know how long I can last now, but if my health stays up I don't think another two or three years would harm me."
Ferguson has made few mistakes in his career, but he has recognised he missed a trick in failing to sign England goalkeeper Hart for a bargain £100,000.
Hart, now 24, joined wealthy rivals Manchester City in 2006 from League Two Shrewsbury Town after United passed up the opportunity to secure his services.
"I could have bought Joe Hart for £100,000 so we all make mistakes," said Ferguson, who signed the now-retired Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar in 2005.
"If you look at the England goalkeeper situation for the last 20 years, I would think he's easily the best."