Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has tipped Jose Mourinho to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson, after his eventual retirement, as United boss.
Mourinho currently coaches Inter Milan and will take on Manchester United in the second leg of the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
“There are very few people who could take over,” Ferdinand said in an interview in GQ magazine.
“If you’re talking about someone with the ego and personality to do it, then Jose Mourinho is the name that jumps out at you.”
However, United legend Bobby Charlton does not believe Mourinho, who led Chelsea to two Barclays Premier League titles, would be able to extend Ferguson’s Old Trafford legacy.
“I would hate for anyone to take this the wrong way, but I don’t see him (Mourinho) here,” Charlton told The Mail.
“He’s got talent, but maybe if he ever came here the philosophy of youth football might never be the same again.”
Other candidates include Martin O'Neil and Marcello Lippi.