Rio wants to manage England
Does "England boss Rio Ferdinand" have a good ring to it? Ferdinand himself certainly thinks so.
The classy QPR centre-back has revealed that he would revel in the opportunity to manage the Three Lions some day when his playing career comes to an end.
The 35-year-old ex-Manchester United man called time on his international career last year after earning 81 caps for England, but is keen to take on the national job currently held by Roy Hodgson some day.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Ferdinand said: "Everyone has dreams of playing for England and my dream after football is to manage England.
"I don't expect the chance now, but once I get the badges I am there. If I don't get a job in management I will wonder why.
"I will give myself the best opportunity of getting the job by getting all the badges."
Ferdinand also called for English clubs to follow the lead of other countries and give younger managers a chance.
He said: "(Joachim) Low, (Jurgen) Klinsmann were young geezers when they started out with Germany.
"Look at (Marco) Van Basten, (Jose) Mourinho, (Pep) Guardiola and Luis Enrique - they are not old fellas but they were given a chance. It is different in this country. We are 10 years behind in certain situations.
"We have to do what's best for English football."
Source: Sky Sports, Mail Online