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Rio Ferdinand Could Replace Harry Redknapp As QPR Manager

Rio Ferdinand is being eyed up as a potential successor to Harry Redknapp…

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Queens Park Rangers are already considering a new long-term contract for former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, with club officials also considering his managerial potential.

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Reports in the Daily Mirror suggest that the London-based team have been impressed with the experienced centre-back since he joined the club this summer, and will reward him with a contract extension.

In addition, Rangers believe that the former England man would be the ideal candidate to replace current manager Harry Redknapp, when he decides to retire from the game.

Ferdinand is 36 in November, and only signed a one-year deal at Loftus Road when he left United at the end of last season. But Redknapp and owner Tony Fernandes are already convinced that he can carry on into the 2015-16 season.

According to the source, Ferdinand is in no rush to make a decision on his playing future, but has declared his intent to go into management. He is already planning to complete his coaching badges and has even spoken about an ambition to manage his country one day.

But with Redknapp all set to sign a new two-year deal with QPR, Ferdinand could well learn the ropes under his current boss before taking over at Loftus Road.

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