Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United association could be coming to an end as he sets his sights on managing in the Championship, according to reports.
The 42-year-old is poised to leave the club after the appointment of Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese manager allegedly concerned about the level of loyalty Giggs would be willing to offer in an assistant manager’s role. His relationship with Paul Scholes, who was one of Louis van Gaal‘s most vocal critics is apparently another point of concern from the new boss.
Nottingham Forest have been mentioned as a potential option but no formal approach has been made to United in order to pry him from the club. Forest, a club with a rich history in both England’s top flight and European competition would be glad of the experience Giggs brings and he may just be the man to return them to former glory.
Mourinho has long relied on Rui Faria as his right-hand man and this might be another reason for Giggs’ apparent departure from the club.
A long-running debate has been taking place amongst Man United fans as to what the Welshman’s next move should be. Should he end his involvement with the club in search of his own tactical style and in an effort to learn the role of manager or should he remain at a club he served spanning four decades?
If Mourinho makes his plans explicit and Giggs is not a part of them, the United legend might have no other option but to seek employment in management elsewhere.