Ryan Giggs has reportedly held talks with Manchester United Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about his future role at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail. With Louis van Gaal’s appointment as manager imminent, Ryan Giggs’ role is still unknown.
Earlier in the week we learnt that Van Gaal wasn’t keen on having Ryan Giggs as part of his staff, and would much prefer to bring his own people in.
An option for United would be to offer Giggs a one-year playing contract and keep him in the mix that way, but at 40, he’d barely be utilised in that sense. Also when you factor in that he has now had a taste of being the manager of a club like Manchester United, he may want to take charge elsewhere for a few years.
For me the best thing for all parties would be to have him on the coaching staff for a few years and he can learn under Louis van Gaal. However if the Dutch coach doesn’t want him involved I’d understand that, because if results weren’t going his way he’d look at Giggs next to him and think he could be replaced quite easily.
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