English Premiership

Ferdinand eyes United hotseat

2014-10-09 09:36
Rio Ferdinand (Supplied)
Rio Ferdinand (Supplied)
Cape Town - Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that he would like to manage the Red Devils when his playing days are over.

The 35-year-old spent 12 years at Old Trafford before joining up with Queens Park Rangers ahead of the current season after his contract with United was not extended.

The former England international is currently working on getting his coaching badges as he prepares for life after football. While admitting that he can't get too carried away about his prospects just yet, Ferdinand makes no secret about what he would like to achieve.

"I am not going to look that far ahead. I am taking all my coaching badges and everything I need to do and then we shall see what opportunities arise," he told the Manchester Evening News.

"I am not stupid enough to think that I will pass all my badges and then Manchester United will come asking me to become their manager. But I want to be the best in whatever field I go into and that means managing a big club like United or your country.

"Every player and manager will tell you that when you are growing up you want to play for the best team and it is the same in management."

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