Ferdinand hopes the fact that Moyes has so many multiple title-winners in his squad will help make his transition from life on the verge of European football with Everton much easier.
"The new manager is going to want to put his own imprint on the team. That is what you would expect as players. We are open-minded to that," he said.
"But hopefully the fact he has got people in there who know how to get the job done will give him a little bit of time.
"The team can be on auto-pilot, with the manager just tinkering with things to make sure it is done in the right way. If we need to change tactics, that is when the manager comes into his own, with whatever training methods he wants to use.
"In terms of going out on a Saturday and getting games won, a lot of us have been doing it for years. That is why we have been here for so long and won so many things."