Following the departure of David Moyes this morning, it has been confirmed that Ryan Giggs will be in charge of the first team until a new manager can be appointed. The hunt for the new man will begin almost instantly, but no decision is expected to be made until the summer, and perhaps even after the World Cup.
Rumours of unrest between Moyes and Giggs have circulated, with the possibility of him leaving the club at the end of the season. Giggs became disillusioned at Moyes’ methods and focus on defence, however he now finds himself in the managerial hot seat.
The club confirmed the appointment with the following statement.
Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made.
The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.
Let’s hope under Ryan’s leadership and direction, we will have a positive end to the season and get a feel good factor back into the club until a permanent manager can be appointed.
Dutch coach Louis van Gaal is the favourite for the permanent position, despite being linked with Tottenham earlier this season. Jurgen Klopp of Dortmund is second favourite although it is claimed that he has ruled himself out at the time being.