UEFA president Michel Platini wants former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to work with the European governing body in the future.
Ferguson retired as United boss in May but is expected to be asked to work for UEFA in a technical capacity.
Platini said in UEFA's Champions League season review: "Sir Alex Ferguson has left an indelible imprint on the UEFA Champions League.
"It is strange to think that a coach who has featured so prominently across the European football landscape over three decades will not be seen issuing his instructions on the touchline.
"But we hope he will continue to play a role with us, helping shape the direction of the sport and safeguarding its future."
Ferguson is now on the board of United and will also work for the club as an ambassador.
Under Ferguson, United won the Premier League 13 times and the Champions League twice.
After he announced his retirement, Platini described him as "a true visionary".