Its official that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will quit management for good once he leaves Old Trafford.
Ferguson, who has been in charge since 1986, has come under intense pressure in recent weeks which has increased following Tuesday’s Champions League draw with Villarreal.
That left United needing to win their final match against Benfica next month to guarantee a place in the money-spinning knock-out stages.
United are also 10 points adrift of Premiership leaders Chelsea and under financial strain following Vodafone’s decision to end their nine-million-pound shirt sponsorship deal two years early.
Speculation has now surfaced that Glasgow Rangers – Ferguson’s first love and the club where he spent three years as a player in the late 1960s – could approach the 63-year-old as a replacement for current boss Alex McLeish.
However, Ferguson has dismissed such talk out of hand and re-stated his desire for his current job to be his last.
“I have said it many times, when I leave Manchester United that is it,” Ferguson said.
“I do not need to comment on the Rangers story – I am not interested in the job one bit.”
Ferguson has a one-year rolling contract with United after turning his back on well-publicised retirement plans in 2002.