Sir Alex Ferguson has re-iterated that he has no plans to step down as Manchester United manager.
Having announced his intention to resign in 2002, Ferguson underwent a u-turn and decided to remain in charge at Old Trafford.
Having signed a rolling one-year contract following the arrival of the Glazer family as United owners, Ferguson has given no indication as to when he will step down.
“Retirement can wait, it is not a possibility for at least a couple of years,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I decided to retire back in 2002 and I regretted it. To have reconsidered that decision gave me a boost of energy.”
Former Italy coach Marcello Lippi has been touted as a possible successor to Ferguson and the United boss admits the Italian would be ideally suited for a job in England.
“Any president who has great ambition should put Lippi at the top of his list if they are looking for a coach,” said Ferguson.
“Marcello is an excellent tactician. There is no reason why he could not come to an English club but at this time I cannot see one available.”