Jose Mourinho prepared to find a role for Ryan Giggs at Man United – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho is prepared to find a role for Ryan Giggs on his Manchester United coaching staff but the Portuguese will not have him as his assistant manager, according to Sky Sports.

Mourinho is widely expected to be announced as the new manager of Man United this week following the sacking of Louis van Gaal on Monday.

Van Gaal’s exit has thrown doubt over the future of Giggs, who had been serving as the Dutchman’s assistant.

The original plan had been for Giggs to take over from van Gaal at the end of the latter’s three-year deal at Old Trafford but his premature departure has changed the situation.

Mourinho is happy for Giggs to stay on at United but it is unclear whether the United legend will be happy with a lesser role.

Giggs has been associated with United for 29 years and he is rightly considered to be a club legend but it would be understandable if he did leave upon Mourinho’s arrival. The Portuguese could be at United for a while yet and it might make more sense for Giggs to gain experience elsewhere before coming back rather than accepting a job behind-the-scenes.

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