Labor should look to the next generation for leadership, says former trade minister Richard Marles, in a possible slight to deputy leader Anthony Albanese.

Kevin Rudd stood down from the party leadership on Saturday night following the coalition's comfortable federal election win.

Mr Marles says the baton shouldn't necessarily be passed to his deputy.

"I think Anthony Albanese has been a wonderful servant of the Labor party, there's no question of that," he told Sky News on Sunday.

"I do think that we need to move on to a new generation, that's my view."

Mr Marles said Labor was fortunate it still had talent in its ranks, naming Bill Shorten and Chris Bowen.