Despite Ryan Giggs’ flying start to his caretaker manager stint at Old Trafford in relief of David Moyes, it could be all for naught.
Manchester United convincingly took down Norwich City 4-0 in Giggs’ debut, leaving some to consider him for the permanent job despite having zero managerial experience.
However, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News, Giggs will not be considered as a candidate for the permanent job this summer even if he wins all his remaining games.
Manchester United finish up the season with matches against Sunderland, Hull City, and Southampton.
A report yesterday from Dutch paper De Telegraaf said United have already reached an agreement with Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, with the Dutchman taking over at the conclusion of the World Cup.
Even if that report is false, it would appear the brass at Manchester United want someone with serious experience, which van Gaal offers and Giggs does not.
Despite the lack of experience as a manager, Giggs has always been thought of as a bright soccer mind, and knows the inner workings of Old Trafford like the back of his hand, with 871 senior appearances for Manchester United over the course of a 22-year career.
Some fans threw their support behind Giggs during the Norwich match with a banner reading “Ryan Giggs, the real chosen one”, and United midfielder Juan Mata said he supports their new interim manager.
“He was very successful here as a player and now he is leading the team,” Mata said. “We are all happy because who is better to do it?”