Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson may be 68 years of age but he should carry on at the club for as long as he wants, according to former United boss Tommy Docherty.
Docherty managed at Old Trafford in the 1970s, wining promotion to the top flight with them in 1975 and the FA Cup in 1977, and he feels that his fellow Scot should continue in the job as long as his health allows.
“He can go on for as long as his health will let him,” Docherty told The Manchester Evening News.
“He doesn’t look like he’s lost any of his enthusiasm. If he is physically up to the job it’s his for as long as he wants it and he can carry on the incredible run of results he’s achieved.”
And Docherty doesn’t think whoever succeeds Ferguson in the Old Trafford hotseat will be able to match what he has achieved in his 23 years at the club.
“I don’t think anyone will ever be able to repeat what he’s done,” the ‘Doc’ added.
“When he calls it a day and you look at his record, I just feel sorry for whoever takes over. They’ve got no chance.
“It’s like following Sir Matt Busby. His record hung over the place, but not only that, he was actually upstairs, which made it very difficult for me.
“I’m not sure what Sir Alex will do when he retires. Maybe he will decide to call it day and spend time with his family, but his record will still be there.”
Zack Wilson, Goal.com UK