In his latest article, Mullock reports that Man United still see Giggs as van Gaal’s successor and quotes a club insider who says the ‘long-term’ option of Giggs is appealing.
Back in April 2015, van Gaal was very transparent in his thoughts of who was going to succeed him – Giggs. He said it on multiple occasions and for a while United fans saw the logic in it and felt it could work.
However, that ship has now officially sailed and the concept of having Giggs as our next long-term manager is one that fills me with genuine fear and dread.
The reason I thought Moyes was a good choice for United was that utopian concept he could be a ‘long-term’ option, and that was about an absolute disaster. The same thing could happen to Giggs and we, as a club, simply cannot afford to take that risk when replacing van Gaal.
Giggs needs to leave United to go elsewhere or manage the U21s for at least a couple of years before the concept of him as manager is even loosely entertained. To bring him in now would be taking a huge risk which could leave so far away from where United need to be that it could take a substantial amount of time to recover.
United took the moral high ground when Sir Alex retired because we were in a privileged position as champions but that time has now passed and there’s not a chance we could logically overlook Mourinho to give the job to Giggs.