Manchester United have told Ryan Giggs he can ‘name his job’ at the club but that the role of assistant manager is not up for grabs, according to MailOnline.
The report claims that Giggs has been offered the opportunity to think up a new role which he is comfortable with, rather than being forced into a specific position.
But it is not clear if Giggs is going to take up the offer. He has been in Dubai on his holidays recently.
The Welshman had served as Man United’s assistant manager under Louis van Gaal but the Dutchman’s sacking two years into his three-year contract has scuppered plans for Giggs to take over in the 2017/18 season.
Instead, new boss Jose Mourinho will have Rui Faria as his assistant in the United dugout next term.
United have not put any pressure on Giggs to accept a role and the Welshman is considering the opportunity to work under Mourinho.
Giggs has been associated with United for 29 years and it would be a huge shame to see him go but it looks like he needs to gain experience elsewhere. Filling a role behind the scenes at United simply will not do if he is to take up the manager’s position for good someday.