Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson reveals reason behind retirement
The Scotsman claims he might not have given up his hot-seat in Manchester if the club had let the League title slip away. Sir Alex Ferguson prepares for the last game of his 26-year long career at Old Trafford this Sunday, the 71-year-old has already received his farewell, but another sent-off can be expected.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who will be leading Manchester United for 1500th time on Sunday, will be up against West Bromwich Albion. As the game draws nearer, Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to further reveal the thoughts that led him to end his magnificent career.
The long-time serving Manchester United manager revealed that the idea of retirement came along during a discussion with his wife Cathy around five months ago. Eventually, Sir Alex Ferguson agreed upon stepping down if Manchester United won the league with a big lead, hence reclaiming the title from archrivals Manchester City.
“When Cathy and I chatted about this at Christmas, I said 'I really need to go out a winner',” Sir Alex Ferguson said at the club’s end of season dinner party. “At that point we had a five-point lead and I thought we had a great chance.
“After the disappointment of last season we couldn't take a second one. I was hopeful we'd win it and we did. We had a terrific points lead.
“The problem is, when you have a lead and you start to lose a point. When we lost to City in the Monday night game you start to think 'Christ, you can't throw this away'.”
Sir Alex Ferguson has nominated Everton manager David Moyes to become his successor at the club. The legendary gaffer praised the incumbent box for achievements at Everton and claims David Moyes will lead Manchester United to more glory.
“What I know of David is he's hard working, there's integrity about him, he's got a work ethic about him and he's a serious football man,” Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV channel. “These are qualities he's going to need.
“One thing you have to do here is sacrifice and persevere. It's not always a golden path of riches. There are hard days, there are difficult days, there will be bad losses. Our supporters have suffered many things but they've also enjoyed many things.”