Sir Alex Ferguson hopes any move onto the Manchester United board is a long way off.
In an extensive interview with the new twentyfour7 magazine, Ferguson outlined his plan for the future.
"There's no getting rid of me. I will probably become a director," he said. "Nobody knows. Neither do I. It won't be a doctor that tells me to quit."
Speaking to the wider media ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter with Norwich at Old Trafford, Ferguson expanded on his theories, arguing that the Red Devils are working towards what he believes is the "brilliant" Bayern Munich model by installing Sir Bobby Charlton as a director and a number of former players - including Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole and Gary Neville - as ambassadors.
"That's a long time away (being a director at the club), I hope," he said.