Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs set to join ITV as a pundit for Euro 2016

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs set to join ITV as a pundit for Euro 2016

Ryan Giggs is set to join ITV’s Euro 2016 coverage for its closing stages as speculation over his future at Manchester United continues.

The 42-year-old still works for Man United but reports suggest Jose Mourinho is unsure over whether Giggs is up to the task of taking on a role in his backroom staff.

Mourinho demands complete and utter loyalty in his staff and is reportedly concerned over Giggs distancing himself from the problems faced by both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal when the going got tough. The former Chelsea manager is also said to be concerned over the Welshman’s close friendship with Paul Scholes, who was van Gaal’s most vocal critic last season.

When David Moyes was sacked as the manager of the club, Giggs took over the running of the team at the tail end of 2014 and remained when van Gaal was announced as the manager of the club.

The announcement by ITV that Giggs is set to join their punditry team might suggest that his mind is made up and he knows he must start looking for work away from Old Trafford as his future in the game remains uncertain. He had been linked with the Nottingham Forest job but nothing came of that and has been backed by former players and teammates if he does venture into management away from Manchester.

Giggs played over 600 times for United and his departure would bring an incredible career that has spanned four decades to an end.

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Robbie is a freelance sports writer with an eye on Manchester United and European football on a larger scale. When not writing about sports, he is most likely indulging in books about football, fiction and everything in between or watching basketball, tennis or both. He is also a keen fan of music and anything with an Americana twang to it can be found on his Spotify playlists.