Jose Mourinho wants Rio Ferdinand to join his coaching staff at Manchester United, according to the Mirror.
The paper adds that the Special One has already made an initial 'discreet' approach to try and get the former Red Devils defender on board.
Ferdinand has been working as a pundit for BT Sport since his retirement from the game, and has relocated to London with his family following the tragic death of his wife Rebecca Ellison last year.
Despite that, Mourinho wants to lure him back to Manchester because he believes Ferdinand would help him communicate with his new squad and help convey his message as he looks to guide the club back to the top of the table.
The Mirror add that Ferdinand could also be used in an ambassadorial role at Manchester United, in order to help the club lure in new players, with the view of becoming a coach further down the line.
Of course, the big outstanding question at Old Traffors is whether Ryan Giggs opts to remain at the club.
The Welshman, who is Manchester United's record appearance holder, worked under former boss Louis van Gaal for two years - with most assuming he was being lined up as the Dutchman's successor.
However, with Mourinho putting pen to paper on a three year contract, Giggs' path to the managerial hotseat at Old Trafford is now blocked.
The latest reports suggest that the former winger is currently considering his options, and may still decide to walk away and take up a managerial vacancy elsewhere.