Rio Ferdinand has admitted he would ‘seriously consider’ taking up a coaching role at Manchester United if he was offered one.
Hmm… we’re sure he would!
The 43-year-old BT Sport pundit has dipped heavily into the media ever since he retired from playing football in 2015 following a successful 12-year spell at Old Trafford.
Ferdinand won six Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008, plus he represented England on 81 occasions.
He was recently asked on his popular Vibe With Five podcast about maybe one day taking up a coaching role at the club.
The former United defender said: “Of course. I probably would.
“We’ll have to see what the deal looks like!
“But when United come calling, it’s like it is as a player, when United come calling it’s definitely a conversation you would sit down and take seriously.”
This does not sound like Ferdinand expressing a genuine interest in coaching or developing players.
He is speaking like he’d take the job if offered – without working up the ladder as a coach or trying to gain any experience like some of his former team-mates have done.
Look at Wayne Rooney and Nicky Butt – one is managing Derby County and the other is looking to coach in Spain after departing Manchester United.
Ferdinand is either serious about coaching or he’s not.