Tuesday 17 October 2017

Ryan Giggs 'reluctant' to step in as Man United caretaker boss

Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs
Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Ryan Giggs is not keen to embark on a second spell as Manchester United caretaker manager if the club decide to sack the beleaguered Louis van Gaal before the end of this season, according to the latest reports.

Giggs stepped in to take over as United boss on an interim basis following the sacking of David Moyes in April 2014, but the Welshman is not believed to be keen to reprise that role in the coming weeks.

The Daily Mirror are among those reporting that Giggs is not keen to fill in at United until the end of this season, when Jose Mourinho is widely expected to take over at Old Trafford.

Giggs had been hoping that he would succeed Van Gaal as United boss, but that seem increasingly unlikely as the club look to appoint a manager with a proven track record of success.

Mourinho appears to be the outstanding candidate to fill the role as United look to respond to Manchester City's success in snapping up his old foe pep Guardiola for next season.

It remains to be seen whether Giggs would be prepared to work alongside Mourinho in a new United set-up, amid suggestions that the Welshman may look to end almost three decades of unbroken service at Old Trafford by starting his own management career elsewhere.

Giggs has been linked with a move to take over at Swansea in recent months, with observers suggesting he may need to leave United to launch his coaching career in earnest.

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