Not that the Frenchman wants to push Sir Alex out of the way, he hopes that the Scot will remain at Old Trafford for some time to come.
But he has to admit that a return to the Reds would be a difficult offer to turn down.
"Alex Ferguson is young, has so much energy, so much love of the game, so many things to give, more and more and more," the 46-year-old told the Daily Mirror.
"And I love to watch them winning things and I want Ferguson to be manager forever."
But when asked straight out if he would like to become the boss at Old Trafford he added: "I would say, 'United is special, so of course I would do it'.
"Today I'm with the New York Cosmos. But if one day there is an opportunity? Why not. Like diving from here to the sea, watching, speaking to the fish, octopus, crabs and journalists."
Source: United Mad