Sunday 21 January 2018

Ryan Giggs invited to 'pick his role' at Manchester United - report

Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs
Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Ryan Giggs has been invited to select his own role at Manchester United as new boss Jose Mourinho looks to keep him involved in his set-up at Old Trafford, according to a fresh report.

The Giggs camp offered a strong hint last week that he was ready to walk away from United after a 29-year association, as he was not willing to accept a demotion from his role as the club’s assistant manager within the Mourinho set-up.

Giggs has worked was Louis van Gaal’s assistant for the last two years and there was an expectation that he would be considered to replace the Dutchman when his United contract came to an end in the summer of 2017.

Yet Van Gaal’s sacking last month and the appointment of Mourinho appears to have blocked Giggs’ hopes landing the Old Trafford hot-seat any time soon, sparking suggestions that the Welshman will look to kick-start his management career at another club.

Now a report in the Mail has claimed Mourinho has made a move to keep Giggs at United, by urging him to identify a role at the club that he will feel comfortable with moving forward.

The reports states that Giggs has been advised by colleagues that he may regret declining the opportunity to work with Mourinho if he opts to leave United in the coming days.

United have yet to offer any comments on Giggs’ future with the club, although senior board members are believed to be keen to keep the 13-time Premier League winner involved in the Mourinho set-up.

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