Manchester United are set to appoint Ryan Giggs as manager this summer – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United are prepared to appoint Ryan Giggs as Louis van Gaal’s successor this summer, according to Spanish outlet Marca.

Jose Mourinho has been widely reported as the leading contender to replace the Dutchman at Old Trafford next campaign and is allegedly confident of taking over.

That being said, Giggs has long been labelled as the next manager and Marca claims the Glazer family have already taken steps towards promoting him from his current post as assistant manager, but the club’s board have been split between giving the job to either Mourinho or Giggs.

As a player at Man United, Giggs won a remarkable 25 trophies including 13 Barclays Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues, but his experience as a manager is next to nothing yet the belief is he’ll be able to provide the force that’s been missing at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson retired three years ago.

On the other hand, Mourinho is an extremely qualified boss with years of management under his belt. He could easily bring Man United back to their winning ways but there are widespread concerns he wouldn’t understand club values and promote youngsters to the first-team, something van Gaal has done exceptionally well. Mourinho has made it clear his preference is to remain in Premier League next season, but that may not be possible if they opt for Giggs.

The club haven’t been able to get it right since Sir Alex left as both the appointments of David Moyes and van Gaal have failed, so they definitely can’t risk getting it wrong for the third time which is why there is so much debate whether Giggs would be a good replacement.

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