Robbie Fowler: Ryan Giggs should be made manager of Manchester United instead of Van Gaal
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler may have kicked up a storm after he suggested that Louis Van Gaal is ‘too old’ to be Manchester United’s manager.
Fowler, who scored 183 goals for Liverpool including six against their arch rivals Manchester United, believes that the Old Trafford club will achieve more stability if they appoint Ryan Giggs as their manager on a permanent basis.
Rumours have suggested that Van Gaal wishes to appoint Giggs, who took charge of United for their last four games, as his assistant so that the Welshman may be involved in the clubs management in some capacity.
While speaking on the Alan Brazil Breakfast show the 39-year-old was quoted as saying: ‘I don’t know if Louis van Gaal is the right man for Manchester United’
‘He’s had his time. It might sound silly, but he’s too old.
‘You can’t argue with his credentials and what he’s achieved, but Man United should have gone for a young, vibrant manager.
‘The board might have said to Van Gaal he needs to get Giggs ready to take over in a few years. That was one of the stumbling blocks early on. Whoever came in would have to take him on to the staff.
‘But they should have just given the job to Ryan. It’s one of the biggest jobs in football but Giggs knows the club, he knows what’s expected and everything about the club.
‘They should have appointed him and brought in a superb number two to help him along the way.
‘I’m not saying that as a Liverpool fan who thinks, ‘let’s get the young manager in and hope that he fails’. I want young British managers to do very well because it’s good for British football as a whole.
‘You don’t have the career he’s had at Manchester United if you’re a bit of a wimp. He knows what he’s doing and they should have gone done that route.’
The former England international may have a point though as Manchester United need someone who will be with them for the long haul.