Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes Australia should appoint his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson as boss ahead of the 2014 World Cup Finals.
Ferguson only retired from his 27-year-spell at United in the summer, and recently said 'he has no plans to return to management' despite the prospect of coaching at the world's biggest competition again.
The Socceroos sacked German coach Holger Osieck after suffering successive 6-0 defeats at the hands of Brazil and France - leaving the nation manager-less with the World Cup only eight months away.
And Bosnich believes Ferguson would be the ideal choice for his country, according to the Telegraph.
“We’ve been throwing around a lot of names but there’s one person that I haven’t heard mentioned – even though I’ve got more reason than anyone not to suggest him,” Bosnich said.
“I’m just being honest and have had experience under him, so know what he’s like – it is Sir Alex Ferguson.
“That name hasn’t been put about, but we need someone of that ilk.
"Either him or someone of that ilk needs to come down and start to put a few people in their place.
"He [Ferguson] would command a top whack, but in life, and especially in sport, you get what you pay for. If you want the very best, you’re going to have to pay for the best.”
Ferguson coached Scotland at the 1986 World cup, following the shock death of Jack Stein, and may want one last hurrah this summer.
Former Oz boss Guus Hindink is the favourite for the job having led the nation to the 2006 World Cup finals.
Ferguson, who had a street named after him outside Old Trafford this week, would be an excellent addition to the excitement that surrounds next summer's finals in Brazil, and could even face the prospect of facing many of his former players such as Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo - should be accept the job.