With Louis van Gaal left with only 2 years out of his 3-year contract at Old Trafford, it has been reported that the Manchester United owners, the Glazers family are rather keen to replace him with a big name as opposed to the Dutch believed-heir, Ryan Giggs. This revelation was made by journalist and chief sports writer of the Telegraph, Paul Hayward.
Speaking at Sky Sport’s Sunday Supplement show, Hayward pointed out that a manager of more credentials and name than Ryan Giggs could be a prospect as a lot of razzmatazz and publicity will be garnered, as opposed to a known Giggs who is less likely to have less noise attached to his appointment if chosen.
Giggs made 963 appearances for the Red Devils during his playing career, and was touted by Sir Alex to one day become head coach at Old Trafford. He was caretaker coach after the sacking of David Moyes, and LVG himself has also tipped the Welsh to take over from him come 2017. The Dutch has made it clear that the club’s latest player, Anthony Martial was acquired for Giggs, who presently his assistant. Having been at Old Trafford since 1992, Hayward believes the club’s philosophy is already part and parcel of Giggs’ thinking, and he is in the best position to take over from Van Gaal.
The veteran journalist is of the opinion that Ryan Giggs will surround himself with the class of 1992, which includes the likes of Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, and their footballing philosophy might clash with the Glazers’, as they are likely to seek a known name like Carlo Ancelloti or Pep Guardiola – whom Sir Alex had desired to succeed him according to his latest book, and also make decisions based on business reasons than footballing reasons.