Football: Ferguson not keen to manage again; says United in "good hands" under Moyes

Alex Ferguson (centre) has ruled out a return as Manchester United manager and backed his under-fire successor David Moyes to turn things around at Old Trafford. -- FILE PHOTO: AP
Alex Ferguson (centre) has ruled out a return as Manchester United manager and backed his under-fire successor David Moyes to turn things around at Old Trafford. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

LONDON - Alex Ferguson has ruled out a return as Manchester United manager and backed his under-fire successor David Moyes to turn things around at Old Trafford.

Moyes has overseen United's worst start in 24 years, but in an interview with Charlie Rose on American network PBS, Ferguson said: "I'm not interested in managing again or getting myself worked up about Manchester United's results. United are in good hands with David Moyes. He will be fine. He's a good manager."

The Scot also revealed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich asked him to manage the Blues after the Russian billionaire took over the club in 2003 but Ferguson rejected him.