Former England captain keen to take up big role with Three Lions

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Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is looking to throw his hat into the ring with the next manager for the Three Lions – but he does not appear to want the job himself.

According to the Metro, Ferdinand is keen on taking up some kind of role with whoever takes on the England manager role next. Per the source, Ferdinand is confident in his abilities to manage players and put forth some of his ‘progressive ideas’. He also believes that he can connect to the new generation of players considering he only retired from football in 2015.

The 37-year-old Ferdinand has not held a managerial job in any form since leaving Queens Park Rangers.

At the club level, Ferdinand was a part of numerous title-winning teams. From 2002 to 2014 with Manchester United he won six Premier League titles, three League Cups, six Community Shield titles and the 2008 Champions League title.

He also earned PFA Team of the Year honours on six occasions.

England manager Roy Hodgson resigned on Monday following England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland in the Euro 2016 knockout round.

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