However, Scot says he has no intention of retiring any time soon.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he may move upstairs and become a director at Old Trafford when he eventually decides to retire as the club’s head coach, reports BBC Sport.
The Scot, who is 71 years old, says that he likes the current model employed by Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, whose boardroom is littered with a collection of famous old Bayern players, including the likes of president Uli Hoeness and chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
“There’s no getting rid of me. I will probably become a director,” Ferguson told twentyfour7 magazine.
“Nobody knows. Neither do I. It won’t be a doctor that tells me to quit.
“The role Sir Bobby Charlton has played at the club has been fantastic.
“He has been a tremendous support to the manager and a lot of the players.
“I think Bayern Munich is the perfect model. It’s no problem having a replica of that for this club who have had so many great players over the years and who are now ambassadors, like Andy Cole, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel.
“There are quite a few of them here now and that’s a role we should be using as well.”