As the pressure began to build on Francesco Guidolin at Swansea, Ryan Giggs was always going to be one of the main names in the frame to replace him.
It came as something as a surprise on Monday – not when Guidolin was inevitably sacked – but when his successor was announced as former USA coach Bob Bradley.
The Swans do now have American investors so Bradley’s appointment isn’t a total shock, but it was thought that Giggs was the heir apparent to the Liberty Stadium’s throne.
The Daily Mail seem to have found the answer as to why the Manchester United legend was overlooked.
While the ex-winger was given an interview, that interview was decidedly underwhelming. Being Welsh just isn’t enough, apparently.
In fairness, it’s difficult to imagine what Giggs would have talked about given his close to total lack of experience of managing at the highest level.
That is another box which Bradley ticks, and he has now become the first American to manage a Premier League club.
The wait for Giggs goes on, but it’s got to be only a matter of time before one club takes a chance on him.