Sir Alex Ferguson Dismisses Talk Of Retirementby Jack Kitson / 02 January 2013, 13:31Tweet
Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that he will stay in charge of Manchester United for at least another couple of years, ending speculation that he could step down at the end of the season if was to lead United to a stunning 13th Premier League crown. The 71-year-old may have been in the United dugout for over 26 years but he has clearly not lost an ounce of passion for the beautiful game and his desire to win is burning stronger than ever before as he aims to add even more trophies to his jam-packed cabinet.
Rumours continue to swirl about who will eventually fill Fergie's shoes at the helm, with the Scot namedropping Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and David Moyes as possible candidates. All three managers have similar odds with the leading bookmakers in the Next Man Utd Manager Betting Market, and will continue to be linked with the post until Fergie eventually draws the curtains on his career.
The Red Devils are still in the hunt for three trophies, including the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup. As things currently stand United are seven points clear of fierce rivals Man City at the summit of the league, while they are awaiting a mouth-watering clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League. On Saturday their FA Cup campaign gets underway with a potentially tricky match away to West Ham, for which they are the 4/6 favourites with Paddy Power to progress through to the fourth round.
Sky Bet currently have Fergie's men priced at 12/1 to complete a league and FA Cup double, while they are priced at 100/1 to repeat the feat of their famous 1998/99 season and win the treble.
Manchester Utd Specials 2012/2013
- 12/1 Premier League & FA Cup
- 20/1 Premier League & Champions League
- 50/1 FA Cup & Champions League
- 100/1 Premier League, FA Cup & Champions League
- 2/7 To Win Any Trophy
- 5/2 Not to Win Any Trophy
Odds provided by Sky Bet.