The 70 year old is still keeping it under his hat about when he plans to retire, but e believes that 'the chosen one' could do the job.
Fergie has been in charge at Old Trafford since 1986 and whoever comes in will face a very hard job of emulating the great man and leading United to the success that he has over the years.
"He can manage anywhere, absolutely," Ferguson told an ITV4 documentary.
"I would never think a guy who hasn't played a game could be a top coach but then you've got to look at his personality. He's got a marvellous, strong personality and that bridges that gap.
"I remember his first press conference (at Chelsea) and I thought, 'Christ, he's a cocky b*****, him'. He was telling the players, 'Look, I'm the special one, we don't lose games'.
"Bloody hell, coming to England, he is only a young man and saying he is the special one! But it told all the players to have the belief they were going to win the League."
Source: United Mad