Giggs future in doubt as LVG backlash begins
Despite some negative press, Louis van Gaal looks certain to get the Manchester United job but where does that leave Ryan Giggs?
Van Gaal’s coronation as Manchester United manager is moving ever closer with an announcement expected sometime next week.
However, it appears that the Dutchman will only agree to the position if he can bring in his own backroom team.
Van Gaal wants to bring in Patrick Kluivert as his assistant as well as coach Danny Blind, goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek, fitness coach Jos van Dijk and analyst Max Reekers.
That would leave little room for the Class of 92′ – Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville.
United will be desperate to keep Giggs, with the Welshman looking every bit a future United boss during his brief spell as caretaker.
However, Matt Dickinson is reporting in the Times that “Giggs is so uncertain about his place in the new regime under Louis van Gaal that he may have to be talked out of walking away or, at 40, perhaps devoting next season to a last one purely as a player.”
Ryan Giggs said in his Friday press conference: “I’ve got a lot to think about, whether to carry on playing. But my concentration is just on now.
“Nothing has changed. It’s just to the end of the season and we’ll chat when it’s over.”
Despite a number of negative Van Gaal articles in Friday’s papers, the bookmakers seem to now be utterly convinced that Van Gaal is the only man for the job with some of them as low as 1/10 that he will be the next Manchester United manager.
Giggs is no longer considered a realistic contender for the top job with odds of 9/1 available, while Pep Guardiola is now a distant third favourite for the position.