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Rio Ferdinand Eye Premier League Managers Job

United defender hoping to take top job soon.

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he plans to be managing a top flight club in London within five years, the Daily Express reports.

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The 35-year-old is largely expected to hang up his boots at the end of the season, and has subsequently been talking about his future plans.

During a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday he was asked by one of his followers what he would be doing in five years time, to which he replied: “Alive, in London and the manager of a Premier League club!”

His comments immediately sparked talk of a return to West Ham United where he began his career, with rumours linking him to Queens Park Rangers following close behind.

Ferdinand is currently in the process of attaining his coaching badges and revealed last month that he hopes to stay in the game once retiring from playing, which could be this summer when his deal at Old Trafford expires.

He said: “Will I be playing next season? I don’t know. I’ve got to get through this season first. I hope I finish this one! Last season I said the same thing, I won’t look any further than the end of the season and then re-evaluate it around that time.

“I’m doing my badges. I’ve got a lot of other interests but I definitely want to stay in the game when I retire. I feel I’ve got a lot to offer. I’d like to [stay in the game] definitely.”

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