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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Ferguson: Health will decide quit date

Soccernet staff

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has re-iterated that the state of his health is the key criteria in deciding when will be the right time to retire.

Ferguson, 68, has shown no signs of throwing in the towel since going back on his decision to retire in 2001, when United's season imploded following an announcement that he intended to call it a day.

In 24 years at Old Trafford, Ferguson has claimed 11 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups and the Champions League on two occasions.

And he stressed that he currently has no plans to step down but admits he may decide to retire when his age catches up with him.

"It's a marvellous club to be involved in," Ferguson said. "The motivation is easy because I've had great players for 25 years and great support.

"Every morning I go into training and watch these players perform. They do it with great commitment and concentration. It's a joy to see that.

"Age is always a thing you have to be guarded against because with age there are penalties. Health is definitely one. Health determines how long you go on in the club. Touch wood, I'm okay."

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