Former Manchester United star tipped for managerial greatness

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been tipped for managerial greatness by QPR boss Harry Redknapp, as reported by the Daily Express.

The former England international, who made 455 appearances for the Red Devils over a twelve-year period, is now 36 years of age and recently admitted he could retire at the end of the season.

He’s currently struggling for game-time at Loftus Road and recently found himself enthralled in controversy after receiving a three-match ban from the FA for insulting remarks made on Twitter.

With that suspension now served however, Ferdinand could make a come-back this afternoon as the West Londoners face Leicester City in a prime Premier League relegation clash.

When quizzed on the issue of Ferdinand’s behaviour and performances in yesterday’s press conference, Redknapp replied; “Rio has nothing to prove to anybody his career has been so good.

“He is a great person to have around because he’s a good professional, a good trainer, and sets a good example to everybody. He is management material one day.”

There’s no doubting the centre-half’s quality as a player, having won six Premier League titles and a Champions League during his time at Old Trafford. But whether Ferdinand can transition that success to the management racket remains to be seen.