Manchester United will not consider appointing Ryan Giggs on a permanent basis this summer, despite handing the Welshman the reins until the end of the season.
Giggs, who has made more appearances than any other player in Manchester United's history, will take charge of the fixtures against Norwich City, Sunderland, Hull City and Southampton, with current youth team coach Nicky Butt as his temporary assistant.
However, the 40-year-old will not be considered as a permanent replacement for the sacked David Moyes because of his lack of experience, according to Associated Press journalist Rob Harris.
Moyes was sacked this morning by United officials after less than a season in the job. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is the current hot favourite to replace the Scot, while the likes of Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola and Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp have ruled themselves out of contention.
Reports also suggest that United will make an audacious approach for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who has not ruled out the possibility of making a shock switch from Stamford Bridge to Old Trafford.
Giggs' contract expires this summer, but the next permanent manager may opt to keep the popular player-coach on for the 2014/15 campaign.