MANCHESTER, England, May 20 (UPI) -- The manager of British soccer team Manchester United has said he plans to stay with the team for at least three more years if he gets along with the new owners.
Sir Alex Ferguson told colleagues he will remain with the team if he can establish a good working relationship with Malcolm Glazer, the club's new American owner, the Guardian reported Friday.
Ferguson, 63, reportedly received indirect assurances from Glazer's son, Joel, that the owner wants him to remain at the team's helm, and arrangements are being made for him to meet with the 76-year-old sports mogul.
The manager had expressed reservations about the break-up of the Old Trafford hierarchy, but he has said he is excited about the team's possibilities when young players, such as Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, have matured. He has reportedly assured his players that he plans to oversee what he described as their best years together.