Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed claims suggesting he is poised to quit Manchester United this summer.
Reports this week suggested Ferguson was willing to step down at the end of the current campaign to allow Inter boss Jose Mourinho to take charge, but he has denied the reports.
“It is rubbish,” he said. “There is no truth in it. I have no intention of retiring and if I did the people I would tell are (chief executive) David Gill and the Glazer family.”
Other reports had suggested Everton manager David Moyes had been lined up to replace Ferguson but he too rejected the suggestions.
“As far as I’m concerned this is a load of nonsense,” Moyes said. “What I will say is I think it will be a terrible day when Sir Alex does finish.”
Ferguson, meanwhile, is now focused on beating Tottenham on Saturday and hoping leaders Chelsea slip up.
“There’s been a lift around the club this week, no doubt,” he said. “There’s always been a sense of atmosphere around the place, but in training this week it’s been noticeable, the lift. Training has been very competitive.
“We just need to do our job and let Chelsea deal with their situation. We know we have to win, that’s the important thing.”