Manchester United defender Patrice Evra believes manager Sir Alex Ferguson will remain in the Old Trafford hot-seat until ‘his last breath’.
The legendary boss has already clocked up over 23 years at the helm, and is showing no signs that he is ready to slip into retirement any time soon.
He had previously announced that he would be stepping down at the end of the 2001/02 campaign, but made a dramatic U-turn after realising he would be lost without the stresses of Premier League management.
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Ferguson may be closing in on his 70th birthday, but he has lost none of his enthusiasm for the game and remains as passionate and determined to succeed as ever.
French full-back Evra has admitted that the experienced Scot danced into the dressing room like a ‘child’ after seeing United overcome arch-rivals Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-finals last week, proving that winning means as much to him now as it has ever done.
That continuous drive to be the best is unlikely to ever fade, and for that reason Evra believes Ferguson will never be able to drag himself away from the Red Devils.
"Sir Alex is a child. We saw it against Manchester City. He’s so passionate," he said in The Sun.
"He was jumping up and down like a child after that game. "You could be forgiven for thinking he’d never won a game before!
"At 70, he doesn’t see himself taking it easy at home reading a book or watching TV. Personally I think that would bore him.
"I don’t think he will call an end to his career. As long as he’s strong he will carry on.