Rumour: Ryan Giggs to be offered senior coaching role by Louis van Gaal
Ryan Giggs could join Louis van Gaal's staff as assistant manager as he prepares to possibly play at Old Trafford one last time against Hull City on Tuesday
Louis van Gaal might offer Ryan Giggs a senior position, if he becomes the new Manchester United manager.
Giggs, who is currently the interim manager of the club, will be offered the role if Patrick Kluivert refuses to join him. Kluivert, a former Barcelona striker and one of van Gaal’s assistants in Holland, was expected to join van Gaal at Old Trafford, but it is now being reported that van Gaal wants Giggs to be his No.2.
The Welshman is likely to accept his offer and continue his long association with the club. He is also expected to play against Hull City on Tuesday, in what might be his last game at Old Trafford should he choose to retire. Giggs has been at the club for 23 years and has scored in every Premier League season except the current one.
However, he insists that scoring isn’t his primary objective. “I want to do what’s best to win the game and not just make room for me in the starting line-up or on the bench, which I won’t do. Of course, the perfect scenario is me coming on and scoring a goal, the winning goal, and hopefully everyone will be happy but it doesn’t always work like that. We’ll have to wait and see what happens on the night.”, Giggs said.
The Hull City game is also Captain Nemanja Vidic’s last game at Old Trafford as he is leaving the club in the summer for Italian giants Inter Milan. It might also end up being Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra’s swansong games as their futures remain uncertain. Should Giggs decide to retire, Tuesday’s game would provide the opportunity for both the fans and Giggs to have a proper farewell.