Sir Alex Ferguson will play a key role in selecting David Moyes’s replacement as Manchester United manager.
Moyes, who was hand-picked by Ferguson as his successor last year, was sacked on Tuesday after only 10 months in charge.
Ferguson will this time be part of a selection process consisting of every Manchester United board member.
The board met after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Everton to discuss the move to sack Moyes.
Ferguson and Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton are believed to have been part of those discussions, reports the BBC.
Ryan Giggs will take care of the first team until a permanent appointment can be made, but the United veteran is not thought to be in the running for the job.
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti are reported to be the leading contenders to take over at Old Trafford.