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.