Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand could return to the club in a coaching capacity once his playing days are over, reports the Mirror.
The former England international, who left Old Trafford behind this past summer, has endured a tricky time at current club QPR, with his future in the game far from certain.
It appears, then, that if Ferdinand opts to retire in the near future, he could head back to Manchester, with Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal ready to begin an Ajax-style coaching revolution at the club.
It appears that with the likes of Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt already involved in the coaching system at the club, the hierarchy want to recruit major former players to help the club go in search of long term success.
Ferdinand, then, would be brought to The Threatre of Dreams to help mentor and develop first-team and young defenders at the club. It remains to be seen as to whether he'd be willing to return to United, but he'd certainly be welcome back with open arms after such a glorious career in Manchester.
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There's no doubt about, the Ajax style is one that has achieved remarkable success over the course of the last decade or so. United - like Ajax - have numerous high profile former names who would only benefit the club in a coaching capacity.
The prospect of Ferdinand returning to the club would surely excite all Red Devils fans. At the end of the day, he's been one of the all-time best Premier League defenders, so would only improve the club's upcoming players.
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