Ryan Giggs will take interim charge of Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes, but the club icon will not be afforded the opportunity to assume the role on a full-time basis. However, former teammate and compatriot Robbie Savage believes the distinguished midfielder should be appointed as assistant to the club’s next permanent boss.
Manchester United confirmed on Tuesday morning that Moyes had been relieved of his duties after just 10 months in the job, with the announcement coming exactly a year after the Red Devils had won the Premier League title by 11 points. Giggs will take the reins for the final three games of the season, but this will conclude his tenure.
Giggs is studying to achieve his UEFA A license and is widely expected to become the Manchester United manager in the future, and will earn only a taster of the role on this occasion. Savage believes Giggs has the attributes to succeed when the time eventually comes, and hopes he is able to gain further experience alongside Moyes’ successor.
"In the future, Ryan can be a successful manager," Savage, who was a member of the esteemed Manchester United Class ’92 team, told BBC Sport. "But going forward it's such a huge transfer window for United that they need an experienced man at the helm.
"Keeping Ryan as assistant manager would be a great idea. He has United in his blood and has won countless trophies.
"He would be able to learn the ropes from a manager who has won trophies and been there and done it."
Louis van Gaal is the overwhelming favourite to replace Moyes, particularly given that he will be available after the World Cup this summer, while Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have both ruled out moving to Old Trafford.