Ryan Giggs is open to the idea of ending his 29-year association with Manchester United to take charge of Premier League outfit Swansea City, according to the Manchester Evening News.
And how many of those who have sat at Old Trafford this season could blame him? Although Sir Alex Ferguson only retired two-and-a-half years ago, the squad and style of it are completely unrecognisable. The Welshman is one of the few remaining connections to the club's glorious past.
The consensus is that Giggs will learn his trade as Louis van Gaal's assistant before taking the reigns in 2017, but after seeing the Red Devils become possibly the most boring team in Europe, is there any worse thought than a mini-LVG?
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Giggs will not be enjoying the style of football being played and probably contributes little to Van Gaal's irremovable philosophy.
The Dutchman has a clear vision – albeit an undesirable one – and Giggs' position on his right-hand side appears to be nothing more than a symbolic gesture, allowing United fans to pretend they haven't abandoned their heritage.
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Following his friends
His close friend, Gary Neville, has recently taken on his first management position at Valencia and it appears that Giggs is about to get the same opportunity.
Neville didn't see any value in returning to his former club and that must resonate with Giggs. It may be time for him to start cutting out his own path before his mind is further influenced by the retrograde at Old Trafford.
Although Swansea dismissed Garry Monk, it was not done without due consideration. Chairman Huw Jenkins has transformed the club from League 2 minnows to Premier League regulars on the foundation of stable, sensible decisions.
Time, stability and responsibility
So long as Premier League status is maintained, Giggs will be given time to install his very own philosophy at the Liberty Stadium.
The budget will not be massive, but he will have control of it. The facilities in Landore won't be anything like the world-class Aon Training Complex in Carrington, but he will dictate what goes on there.
It is an attractive proposition regardless of his current position, but considering his football values are being eroded at the club he has dedicated almost 30 years of his life to, there has been no better time for him to consider leaving.
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