Mark Hughes backs Ryan Giggs to be next Manchester United manager

by Tanveer Arayan

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes believes Ryan Giggs has an “outstanding chance” of becoming the next manager of Manchester United.

Man United take on Stoke on Boxing Day, with the under pressure Louis van Gaal reportedly set to be sacked if he does not win.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have been linked with moves to United if van Gaal is let go but Hughes, who lined up alongside Giggs at Old Trafford as a player, believes the Welshman should be in the running for the job.

“Given his playing career, you would say he’s got an outstanding chance,” Hughes said.

“His ability as a manager is not clear yet – we don’t know because he’s not had the opportunity yet. He’s getting an education now. He had it obviously being around Sir Alex Ferguson for so many years, and now he’s assistant manager.”

Giggs has been an outstanding servant to United over the years and his appointment as manager would be a popular one with supporters.

However, his lack of managerial experience at the highest level is glaring and the club would be taking a gamble if they did make him boss on a permanent basis. That being said, Giggs is fully aware of United’s attacking principles and ethos as a club.

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