Most people felt that Ryan Giggs’ short period of managing Manchester United, at the back end of last season, wouldn’t be his last.
He clearly relished the opportunity and, while the results were mixed, he had the full backing of an adoring crowd.
Ryan Giggs would certainly be a popular choice for next Manchester United manager and Louis van Gaal has intimated that he will succeed the Dutchman when he leaves Old Trafford.
Speaking to MUTV he said:
“I expect that he (Giggs) will be the next manager after I am gone.”
He added: “Now I have the responsibility. He has tasks that he has to perform like the players [do]. What he has to do, for me, he does it very well.”
There has been speculation that some friction had grown between the pair after Giggs was seen to respond coldly to Louis van Gaal’s touchline promptings earlier in the season. At that point things weren’t going well and we sense that the manager’s decisions where being questioned by Giggs. But the recent turnaround has been remarkable and the squad and coaching staff look particularly happy once more.
VERDICT: We think that Ryan Giggs will make a fantastic head coach for Manchester United in a few years time. But only if he has the right team in place alongside him. It is vital that he brings in Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to offer assistance and help him make the big decisions. We feel that this trio could set Manchester United on course for another period of Premier League pre-eminence.
United fans: Do you see Giggsy doing the business as manager or would his inexperience be a concern?