Manchester United legend Andy Cole thinks Ryan Giggs should take over from Louis van Gaal as the next manager, as per Yahoo Sport.
Van Gaal’s position at the club continues to come under close scrutiny, and his team’s 2-1 home defeat to relegation threatened Norwich City on Saturday heaped more pressure on the Dutchman’s shoulders.
He stormed out of his press conference on Wednesday morning, as speculation continues to surround his future, with a number of potential candidates in the running to replace him.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola are both available, while assistant manager Ryan Giggs still remains.
And Cole, who lifted five Premier League titles and a Champions League with the Red Devils, is keen on the notion of seeing Giggs put in charge, even though it wouldn’t be easy for the Welshman.
“I liked the idea of my old team-mate Ryan Giggs replacing Van Gaal after three years,” he said. “Ryan will make a good manager in a few years and I’m sure his teams would be inclined to play attacking football.
“He’s hard, focused, clinical and knows football. He’s done his badges and passed them all. He doesn’t have much experience managing at the top level, but nor did Pep Guardiola when he took over a very good Barcelona team who’d won the European Cup two years previously.
“If Ryan was to takeover at United tomorrow, then he wouldn’t have that luxury. For Ryan to take the job now would be very difficult, but he’s learned a lot since he started coaching.”
Journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft reported this week that Giggs could replace Van Gaal before Christmas, but it appears the Dutchman will take charge against Stoke City on Boxing Day.