2. Ryan Giggs
Despite not having any experience as a full-time manager, Louis van Gaal has tipped Ryan Giggs to be his replacement at the helm for Manchester United.
The legendary Red Devils player is perhaps the leading candidate in terms of an emotional nomination, but logic suggests he would struggle. Even with his extremely brief time as interim manager after David Moyes was fired, Giggs has yet to learn how to lead a team. Assuming he has only been minimally involved in aiding van Gaal with managerial decisions such as transfers and hiring, the Welshman would be wise in seeking out opportunity elsewhere before returning later in the future to take charge.
Of course, what the former winger does provide as a strong benefit is his relationship with the current players and his obvious desire to succeed. Having played his entire career in the Manchester United shirt, Giggs knows what it means to play for the Red Devils. Additionally, having only retired a few years ago, his relationship with the players is more democratic than van Gaal’s dictatorship.
The perfect situation for Ryan Giggs would be to search for employment in a lower league before progressing to top level competition. He certainly has the makings to be a manager in the future, but given the current state of the club, it would be better to bring in an experienced leader.
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