Queiroz dismisses Old Trafford exit reports

September 19, 2007

Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz has denied he is ready to walk out on the club and insists he wants 'to be a part of' their future.

The Portuguese is currently in his second spell as Sir Alex Ferguson's number two at Old Trafford, but a report today suggested he may be ready to consider his options at the end of this year.

Ferguson himself recently highlighted Queiroz as his likely successor, although there is no suggestion the Scot will be ready to relinquish his role any time soon.

But rather than suffering from itchy feet as he awaits his promotion to the Red Devils hotseat, Queiroz insists he is content to remain in his current job.

'It is just a misunderstanding, for sure,' he told Sky Sports News in Portugal ahead of United's opening Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon tonight.

'I don't understand why that has come up, but the most important thing is that I'm happy, I'm very happy with the job and the position at Manchester United.

'The club is happy with me, so there's no reason to waste time with that issue.'

He added: 'There is nothing to comment about that because there is no sense to it.'

Queiroz, 54, is thought to have played a key role in United's plundering of the Portuguese league this summer for some of the SuperLiga's top young talent in the form of Nani and Anderson.

And with that promising duo being added to more established young superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney, the former Real Madrid coach is adamant there are few reasons to want to leave in the near future.

'Especially at this moment, we have made a lot of decisions with a medium and long-term view,' he added.

'We expect a lot of things from our youngest players, talented players that we have got in the last season.

'So there are a lot of hopes and expectations about the future, and I want to be part of that future - it is really a big challenge for all of us.'