London, Apr 25(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson aims to launch a new career as a wine importer when he retires from his current job.
"He wants to start by setting up a small business sourcing exciting high-end wines, mainly in France and importing them here," News of The World quoted a pal, as saying.
"It won't be cases of 3.99 pound plonk. He's an expert and we are talking wine for the connoisseur."
"But in the long-term he has always dreamed of owning his own vineyard and you can bet Chateau Fergie would be a vintage to savour. He has totally immersed himself in the culture over the years," the pal added.
Ferguson and wife Cathy have already decided that when the 68-year-old quits, they will spend half the year at their home in Cheshire, and half in France.
He regularly splashes out 5,000 pounds on a case of his favourite burgundy and also follows the advice of respected wine critic Robert Parker.
"If a wine scores high with him, my neighbour in Wilmslow is on the phone and we look to source some," Ferguson has said. (ANI)