London, Sep 19: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has revealed that the death of his sister-in-law played a big role in his decision to retire.Also Read - Premier League Results Today: Watford Stun Manchester United, Liverpool Thrash Arsenal 4-0 to Close Gap With League Leaders Chelsea

Ferguson announced his decision to step down as manager in May 2013 after being at the helm of Manchester United for 26 illustrous years during which he delivered the club’s 20th English Premier League (EPL) title and 37 other trophies. (Read: Anthony Martial scores on debut as Manchester United thrash Liverpool 3-1) Also Read - Watford vs Manchester United Live Streaming English Premier League in India: When And Where to Watch WAT vs MUN Live Stream EPL Match Online and on TV

The 73-year-old Scot revealed that had it not been for the death of his wife Cathy’s twin sister, Bridget Robertson, he could still be in the hot seat. “I definitely would have carried on. I saw she (his wife) was watching television one night, and she looked up at the ceiling. I knew she was isolated. She and Bridget were twins, you know,” Ferguson told the Daily Telegraph on Friday. Also Read - Manchester United vs Atalanta Live Streaming Champions League in India: When And Where to Watch MUN vs ATN Live Stream UCL Match Online and on TV

Ferguson had wanted to retire in 2002, but his wife convinced him to carry on. But the former Scotland coach got a different response when he decided to step down in 2013. “But when I told her this time I was going to retire she had no objection whatsoever. I knew she wanted me to do it,” Ferguson said