Ryan Giggs is currently packing up his things at the only club he has ever known, Manchester United, after it has been announced he has negotiated a settlement with the club regarding the final year on his contract.
While United fans will shed a tear at the thought of a Giggsless Old Trafford, the Welshman has been focusing on some punditry work for ITV.
As his country are about to play their most important game in their history, a quarter-final encounter with Belgium at Euro 2016, it was the Welshman’s comments on the England manager job that has got people talking.
Following England’s shock exit in the last 16 stage at the hands of Iceland, Manager Roy Hodgson promptly fell on his sword.
Early odds have linked Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with the vacant job and reports suggest that while a fanciful notion, there actually appears to be some credability to that story.
Now Giggs has offered up his own suggestion for the role. The United legend believes that U21 boss Gareth Southgate would be a great choice. Here’s the kicker though – he believes his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson could serve in a mentoring capacity to Southgate, or some other younger manager.
New #ENG boss?
Dixon, "Slaven Bilic would be perfect"
Giggs, "Southgate has just won a tournament (Toulon)" https://t.co/lVZZEvnoD1
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 30, 2016
This is certainly an intruiging option that up until now has not been considered and while Southgate has ruled himself out of the job, the chance to work with Ferguson might well be enough to change the former England international’s mind.
Whether Scotsman Ferguson would be interested is another story but if he is, the FA would be crazy not to take advantage of the United legend’s experience.
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