Former United striker Mark Hughes says “Ryan Giggs boosts chances of becoming manager of Manchester United”

Published:14 October 2020

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Ryan Giggs has improved his managerial credentials with Wales and, former United striker Mark Hughes has said, a successful European Championship could put him in contention for the hotseat of Manchester United.

Ryan Giggs, 46 years old, won 13 league titles and two Champions League crowns over a 24-year spell at Manchester United and was named the club's player-coach towards the end of his career. After David Moyes was sacked, he took over as interim player-manager and also served as an assistant to Louis van Gaal when the Dutchman was appointed in 2014.

After Jose Mourinho's appointment in 2016, Ryan Giggs left Manchester United and got his first managerial job with Wales two years later, leading the team to Euro 2020.

Mark Hughes, who managed Ryan Giggs when he was Wales boss, told the media that Ryan is in a good position in his management career, he's on a growing trend and is potentially more likely to get a chance at the Man United than he was when Louis van Gaal left in 2016.

He added that perhaps the club felt that at that point Ryan Giggs’s management CV wasn't strong enough, but if he goes to the European Championship and performs well, there's no reason why he's not going to be in the frame.

Mark Hughes claims that Man United did not hand the manager role to Ryan Giggs in 2016 because they needed a high-profile manager to match the appointment of Pep Guardiola to Manchester City.