Could the singer be swapping U2 for the World Bank?...

BONO’s name has been put forward for one of the world’s most important political jobs.

The U2 frontman has been suggested as a possible candidate for the president of the World Bank by prestigious American newspaper The Los Angeles Times.

“Don’t be fooled by the wraparound sunglasses and the excess hipness,” the paper wrote in an editorial. “Bono is deeply versed in the issues afflicting the least-developed nations of the world.”

The singer’s work charity work, particular his campaigns to get rid of third world debt earned him the paper’s endorsement for the job which becomes vacant in May, although he’ll face stiff competition with British Chancellor Gordon Brown, also linked to the position.

Los Angeles Times Editorial Page Editor Andres Martinez however insisted the suggestion of Bono was ”entirely serious”, CNN Money reports.

Bono has yet to comment on the suggestion.