Wednesday 22 November 2017

Ryan Giggs claims he rejected Swansea's advances before Bob Bradley was appointed

Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Ryan Giggs has claimed Swansea did not match his ambitions after suggesting he walked away from negotiations to take over the at the Welsh club.

American Bob Bradley was installed as the new Swansea coach on Monday, following the sacking of Francesco Guidolin seven games into the Premier League season.

Bradley was appointed as Swans boss despite widespread rumours that Giggs was the frontrunner for the top job at the Liberty Stadium.

Reports had subsequently claimed that Swansea opted not to appoint Manchester United and Wales legend Giggs to the top job after he failed to impressed in an interview, but he offered an alternative version of events as he appeared as pundit on ITV Sport covering England’s World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley.

“I met with them a couple of times but in the end there was just mixed messages from the football side and the ownership side of the club,” said Giggs, as he reflected on his discussions with Swansea.

“I just felt their ambitions did not really match mine.”

Giggs has been out of the game since ending his enduring stay with United following Jose Mourinho’s arrival as the club’s new manager last summer.

He has confirmed that he is eager to start his own management career, but he may be forced to dip his toe into Championship waters to prove himself as a touchline tactician before getting a crack at a Premier League job.

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