Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland winger, George Best, could be in line for a return to soccer as an ambassador for Portsmouth.

Best says he has held talks on the issue with his friend, Portsmouth owner Milan Mandaric.

"The club is buzzing. I'm speaking to Milan and I'm hopeful we'll come up with something soon," the former European Footballer of the Year told BBC.

"I like to think I still know a bit about the game and one area I can work in is with the youth set-up."

Best underwent a liver transplant in 2002 after years of alcohol abuse and earlier this year he was fined and banned from driving for 20 months for drink driving.

Best's presence at Portsmouth would undoubtedly raise the profile of a €52 million project to refurbish Fratton Park.

His association with the Serbian-born Portsmouth supremo began in the US during his playing days with the San Jose Earthquakes side which technology-millionaire Mandaric once owned.