Will Giggs Be United’s Next Manager?
October 01, 2015
When Dutch football manager Louis van Gaal headed to Manchester United back in 2014 in order to pick up the pieces after the disastrous 10 months that David Moyes spent at the club things were looking up. There was no doubt panic at Old Trafford following the loss of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson when the Scot decided to step down after many long years at the club and he would certainly be leaving a huge hole to fill. But many critics believe that van Gaal’s managerial style isn’t for the long haul and are already looking forward to the time when it comes to select a new manager.
But who would be a good fit for the club? Many believe that Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs would be the best man for the job. The Welshman took over from Moyes’ luckless run that followed Fergie’s departure as the interim player-manager of the side. He may have only been in charge for four games but he managed to lead the team to victory on two occasions with the remaining results being that of a draw and also a defeat. Giggs had been put forward for the role after a successful spell as part of the clubs coaching staff whilst under Moyes.
When it was time for van Gaal to take over managerial duties at the club Giggs stepped into the role as assistant manager and he has since gained invaluable experience sitting right besides the Reds new boss. He’s already hotly tipped to be the Dutchman’s successor when the time comes and many believe that it is now inevitable. His experience both on the pitch at Old Trafford as well as behind the scenes from a coaching and managerial position leaves him well qualified for the post and may even be a chance for him to bring in even more familiar faces and former United stars into the mix when the time comes.
Just some of the famed “Class of ‘92” gang which consisted of six incredibly talented young stars, which was the catalyst for a new beginning of Manchester United’s dominant era in English football, are being thrown in as potential staff mates of Giggs if he ever took over the role on a permanent basis. Giggs himself of course was one of the six along with Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and brother Phil, Paul Scholes, and David Beckham. Whether Beckham could be tempted back to his roots and into an assistant role at Old Trafford is another question entirely.