Former midfielder David Beckham has backed Ryan Giggs to be the next Manchester United manager.
Giggs was awarded his first coaching role by David Moyes when the Scot took over in June 2013, taking up an advisory role whilst continuing as an active member of the squad.
The Welshman then took over as caretaker manager for the final four matches of the 2013/14 campaign after Moyes was sacked.
The 41-year-old is now Louis van Gaal‘s right hand man at Old Trafford. After showing great competence in the role, the Dutchman has also tipped Giggs to occupy the hot-seat on a permanent basis in the future.
Beckham believes that Giggs’ longevity and commitment to the cause at Man United would serve him well as a manager.
“To be a player who has represented one club through his career, that doesn’t happen anymore. For a player to have represented his club and his country the way he has and now,” said Beckham.
“At some point, he will hopefully become United manager in the future.”
Under the tutelage of van Gaal, a modern managerial giant, Giggs is learning some invaluable lessons for the future as a potential manager.
While some may harbour scepticism over his lack of experience in the field, Giggs understands what United stand for as a club and, more importantly, what style of football their ethos espouses.
However, the Old Trafford hot-seat is one of the hardest to occupy in world football, even for the staunchest of managers. Whether Giggs is favourable to somebody who is proven at the highest level is a question still very much up for debate.