Why Ryan Giggs missed out on the Swansea job
The Manchester United legend was one of the names on the club's shortlist
Ryan Giggs was one of the people in the race for the Swansea job when Francesco Guidolin was close to losing his post after a series of poor results. But when it was finally announced that the Italian had been sacked, it was expected the Welshman would get the job but to everyone’s surprise, it went to Bob Bradley.
With his appointment, he becomes the first American to coach in the Premier League. It comes as a big blow to Giggs who was really looking forward to beginning his career as a manager after conquering the league as a player.
But according to DailyMail, the American owners who had met with Giggs a week earlier were not convinced by the United legend. It is suggested that he lost out because of his lack of experience and the fact that his interview didn’t go very well.
Giggs apparently also had a backroom staff ready who he would have appointed once he got the job but now it looks like he will have to wait a little longer for another shot at landing a managerial role in the Premier League.
Giggs had previously managed Manchester United on a temporary basis after David Moyes got the sack. He was then appointed as assistant manager to Louis Van Gaal who after 2 years at the club was dismissed right after winning the FA Cup.
When Jose Mourinho was announced as his successor, Giggs would no more have his assistant role. He decided it was time to end his 26-year association with the club. He now works as a pundit but is still on the lookout for a managerial role.
Bob Bradley: ‘I am as good as Pep’
The guy who actually got the Swansea job Bob Bradley has already given himself a lot to live up to with the quotes he gave back in May to American Radio station SiriusXM.
Here’s what eh had to say “When I have a chance to observe different managers, the ones that do good work, I mention Pochettino, Klopp, Tuchel. We haven’t even talked about the Guardiolas and the Ancelottis. But I’ll tell you what - maybe I’m stupid - but I think I’m a manager in and around that level.”
It’s quite a big claim from the manager considering what the others have achieved in European football. This role at Swansea will be challenging one considering the level of competition and he has a huge task ahead in trying to keep the Swans in the Premier League come the end of the season.