Ryan Giggs to leave Manchester United if Jose Mourinho becomes manager
Ryan Giggs will leave Manchester United if Jose Mourinho is appointed manager ahead of him,writes Steve Bates in the Sunday People.
Giggs has been urged by his Class of 92 pals to quit Old Trafford this summer and make his way in management at a new club.
The Welshman has already worked as an assistant under current boss Louis van Gaal and David Moyes but will not stick around if Mourinho gets the nod this summer.
Gigg’s is agonising about whether to make the break now with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward unwilling to guarantee him the job once Van Gaal eventually goes.
Giggs friends and business partners Gary and Phil Neville have both left United to gain experience.
Gary continues to coach England and had a short spell as head coach of Valencia this season. Phil Neville has coached at United and is still on the Valencia backroom staff.
Giggs has been advised his next move should be managing a club in his own right.
The dilemma for Giggs is that he knows he will only get one shot at managing United and if he leaves now and fails at his next club it could ruin his chances of one day landing his dream job.
Meanwhile, it’s believed season ticket, executive seat and high-end hospitality box sales are lagging behind previous years at Old Trafford with many fans waiting to see if Van Gaal will still be in charge before committing to another season.