The 35-year-old, who will hang up his boots at the end of the season, has been tipped for TV punditry or management.
It appears that politics could be a viable option due to the centre-back's links with ex-Cabinet minister Andy Burnham, who helped expose the lies surrounding the Hillsborough tragedy last year.
"Jamie is a big Labour backer," the Daily Mail quotes a Labour source as saying. "[Leader] Ed Miliband and the party are very keen to get him involved as someone who will endorse Labour in the run-up to the next general election."
Meanwhile, reports have claimed that Sky Sports are eager to sign up the former England international.