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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 November 2005, 05:40 GMT
Ferguson dampens retirement talk
Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he will remain in charge at Old Trafford next season and may have another three years at the helm.

Ferguson's side have come under fire following mixed results in the Premiership and Champions League.

But he is adamant that retirement is "definitely not on the agenda".

Ferguson said: "I'll still be around next season. I'm confident the club will back me in the summer. I can still make long-term plans - absolutely."

The United manager added: "Right now I feel great, terrific.

"Obviously I'm not going to be here in 10 years, I don't think I'll be here in four years, but I'm making plans for next season all right."

Ferguson, 64, would pass the 20-year landmark as United manager next November.

Despite Ferguson's desire to stay on at Old Trafford, the United manager concedes that there is plenty of restructuring to be done.

"The whole objective of the last couple of years has been about producing another team," said Ferguson.

"We are looking at two areas - January and the summer.

"We will probably just add a couple of players to bulk up the numbers in January, the one we really want to sign will only be available in the summer.

"He's cup-tied in the Champions League and his club wouldn't sell him before then in any case."


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