It’s been a solid couple hours since we had Manchester United news, and the BBC brings us a welcome reprieve from all of that quiet.
Sources tell BBC Sport that interim manager Ryan Giggs is not being considered as a permanent solution despite his pedigree and status as a club legend.
Manager David Moyes was fired earlier today after less than a year on the job.
News that Giggs is unlikely to succeed Moyes on a full-time basis may disappoint some fans. However Robbie Savage – who was in the United youth ranks with Giggs and was also a team-mate with Wales – says United need an experienced head as they look to rebuild their squad over the summer.
“In the future, Ryan can be a successful manager,” Savage told BBC Sport. “But going forward it’s such a huge transfer window for United that they need an experienced man at the helm.
“Keeping Ryan as assistant manager would be a great idea. He has United in his blood and has won countless trophies.”
Giggs may very well be a great manager, but Savage’s quotes are dead-on (especially if the Red Devils were to tab an older manager like Louis van Gaal or Carlo Ancelotti). There may come a time for Giggs to run the ship for more than four games, but it’s not likely to be now. For every Clarence Seedorf, there’s a bunch of Gennaro Gattusos. It doesn’t come right away.
And as much as he loves the club, perhaps even Giggs knows he’s not completely ready for the gig.