Ferdinand knows Yorke well, with the pair having strong connections with United, and the ex-England international feels that his friend could have a similar impact at Villa Park to that Slaven Bilic has enjoyed at West Ham United.
The Hammers have been flying with Bilic at the helm, and Ferdinand feels that the positivity Yorke's appointment would generate at Villa could lead to a similar upturn in fortunes.
1. A bit late i know, but Aston Villa start the merry go round for managers....will they let a new man on the ride (Dwight Yorke)?!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 27, 2015
2. Could have the Slaven Bilic/whufc effect...played there & liked by the fans...Yorkie are you camped outside Villa Park yet??— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 27, 2015
Yorke has already confirmed that he would like to take charge at Villa to Sky Sports, after Tim Sherwood parted ways with the club at the start of the week.
Sherwood leaves Villa with the Midlands side rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, and the new manager needs to hit the ground running.
The Claret and Blues are in danger of being cast adrift if they do not pick up some results soon, but their upcoming fixtures promise to provide further tests.
Villa take on Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Everton in their next three league games, meaning whoever takes charge will be given a baptism of fire upon arriving at Villa Park.