Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he will quit football when he leaves Old Trafford.
Ferguson has been linked with the Republic of Ireland job after Brian Kerr failed to take the team to the 2006 World Cup.
However, Ferguson did not give a date on when he planned to leave United.
"When I'm finished here, I'm finished. Believe me, you don't leave Manchester United and go anywhere else, club or country," he told the Mail on Sunday.