Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand hints at career in management

by Harry Robinson

Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has hinted that he could make the move into management one day.

Ferdinand, who retired last year, is currently working as a pundit for BT Sport.

However, the Englishman admitted he could be tempted into taking up a management role in the future.

When asked about his work in TV, Ferdinand said: “It’s where I am most comfortable now.”

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The 36-year-old made 455 appearances for United in his 12 years at the club and suitors will be lining up should he choose to delve into the world of management.

“I really enjoy it. It’s a great learning curve,” Ferdinand says of punditry.

“I am watching football on a regular basis – that will put me in good stead for, if and when, I do go into any type of management.”

Ferdinand’s eleven years spent under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson at United, before then leaving at the end of the short David Moyes era, puts him in a good position to take up a managerial role.

However, it could be best for Ferdinand to take the route of someone like Ryan Giggs who is currently assistant manager to Louis van Gaal at United and consistently learning each day about how to really be a manager.

Rio, as he was affectionally known to United fans, will be with BT Sport for at least the rest of this season but in the next five years or so we could well see him on the touchline.

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