MPs have called for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to be ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords.
The 71-year-old announced yesterday he is to retire as Red Devils boss at the end of the season following a silverware-laden 26 years at Old Trafford.
Greater Manchester area MPs Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton) and Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East) have hailed Sir Alex's "unparalleled success" at United and Aberdeen.
In an early day motion (EDM), the pair said they believe he should be "immediately ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords".
John Leech (Manchester Withington) has also put forward an EDM asking the House of Commons to note Sir Alex's "outstanding contribution" to football.
He asked the Commons to further note "the joy he has brought to fans of Manchester United, and despair to fans of other teams" during his 26-year tenure.
Respect MP George Galloway (Bradford West) tabled a further Parliamentary motion on Sir Alex's record.
He told the Press Association: "He is the greatest living Scotsman in my opinion - I would defy anyone to come up with greater.
"His achievements are an Everest, in sporting terms. He's also a very great man.
"He used to help get me elected in Glasgow, as a Labour MP. I think he is a shoo-in for the Lords.
"He's a strong Labour man, in the finest Labour tradition, a rock hard union man - he was the union man of the League Managers' Association.
"He has a lot to say and do yet in British public life."
Mr Stringer said: "While we have got a House of Lords, it's for people who have distinguished themselves in their own profession and nobody has distinguished themselves more than Sir Alex Ferguson in the world of football.
"If you're a great medic or an ex-cabinet minister you can get in to the Lords, and on that basis Sir Alex should get in.
"It is also the case, as far as I am aware, that there has never been anybody from the world of football appointed to the House of Lords. That's a national disgrace that somebody from the world of football has not been appointed to the House of Lords.
"It's an area which is the most popular sport in the UK and the only global sport. It would benefit from his experience of running a major institution and managing what are often very difficult, multi-millionaire footballers.
"My guess is that if he were to get in to the Lords, he would behave in the considered way that they behave but it would be fun to see the hairdryer treatment."