Mourinho wants Ferdinand as his assistant at Man United

By Isoccer Staff

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to make club legend Rio Ferdinand apart of his coaching staff, according to reports.

The Portuguese coach was officially confirmed as Louis van Gaal’s replacement last Friday and he is expected to overhaul the structure at the club this summer.

Mourinho is understood to be keen on retaining the services of Ryan Giggs, who was the Dutchman’s assistant over the last two seasons, due to his in- depth knowledge of the Red Devils and that is a key factor for the ‘Special One’ in building his back-room staff.

The Daily Mail report that Ferdinand has already begun taking his coaching badges after retiring from professional football at the end of the 2014/15 campaign and would have a decision to make over relocating back to Manchester.

He has been forthcoming with praise of the appointment of Mourinho recently and might find it difficult to turn such an opportunity down.

Since hanging up his boots following a spell with Queens Park Rangers, Ferdinand has become a regular pundit for BT Sport and was present at Wembley as his former club clinched the FA Cup with an extra-time victory over Crystal Palace.

It proved to be Van Gaal’s final game in charge and now Mourinho will be tasked with taking the club back to the pinnacle of English football.

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