Extract from http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/football/teams/m/man_utd/newsid_1801000/1801575.stm
Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to stay in charge of Manchester United for at least another year.
The Old Trafford manager, who was due to retire at the end of the season, has reportedly made a massive U-turn and is now prepared to extend his 15-year reign at the club. Manchester United spokesman Paddy Harverson told BBC Sport Online: "We are not commenting on the speculation at the moment."
But United are expected to make a statement to the Stock Exchange about Ferguson later on Tuesday. It is understood that Ferguson has told the Manchester United board that he is ready to see out the 2002/3 season. But he wants the situation regarding David Beckham to be resolved quickly.
And the Scot may even be convinced to manage things for longer before assuming a lucrative ambassadorial role at the club.
Leading names Ottmar Hitzfield, Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson head the list of possible long-term replacements for Ferguson.
But the search for a successor has been suspended, the Daily Express reports, while Manchester United try to secure the continuing services of their most-successful-ever boss.