Ryan Giggs is eager to launch his coaching career at Southampton, who are looking for a manager to succeed Claude Paul, Sportsmail understands.
Ryan Giggs has identified the vacant post at Southampton as the best opportunity to embark onto his managerial career. The legendary winger has been linked with various club over the last year, but the available job with the Saints has excited him the most.
The 43-year-old has worked as a player-coach, a player-manager, an interim manager as well as an assistant manager with Man United since 2013. He worked both on and off the pitch during David Moyes’ reign, before assisting Louis Van Gaal in the dugout during the Dutchman’s 2-year spell at Old Trafford.
Giggs is said to be a fan of the impressive infrastructure and facilities at the Saint Mary’s stadium, and he believes that all things are in place at the club which regularly produces some of the finest youth prospects in England.
Although Ryan Giggs relishes an opportunity to work at Southampton, it won’t be easy for him to get the coveted job, with high profile names like former Thomas Tuchel, Frank De Boer and Mauricio Pellegrini among the shortlisted candidates for the Premier League club.
Former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel, however, was believed to be the front-runner, but the German doesn’t seem interested in the job.
It remains to be seen who succeeds Claude Paul – the man that was sacked by Southampton on Wednesday, despite guiding the club to a top half finish and the final of the Capital One Cup.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.