Jamie Carragher's tweet about Ryan Giggs led to very awkward interview on Sky Sports

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You can always rely on Jamie Carragher for Twitter gold whenever big football news breaks.

The former Liverpool defender-turned-Sky Sports pundit took to Twitter on Monday afternoon following Everton’s decision to part company with manager Ronald Koeman.

However, Carragher is rarely serious on Twitter - which is why we all love him, right? - and he provided a typically amusing response to the news from Goodison Park.

“Give it Giggsy until the end of the season,” Carragher tweeted.

The tweet has been retweeted over 8,000 times and been ‘liked’ over 28,000 times. Big numbers, well played Carra.

Carragher was, of course, referring to Andy Tate

Everyone knew that Carragher was referring to the legendary FullTimeDevils contributor Andy Tate, who became an internet sensation a few years back when Manchester United were under the management of David Moyes.

In one of his videos, Tate said the exact words Carragher tweeted: “Give it Giggsy until the end of the season.”

It became one of his catchphrases.

Jim White clearly hasn't heard of Andy Tate

Well, we say everyone knew what Carragher was referring to, one person who clearly didn’t was Sky Sports News’ presenter Jim White.

Mr. Transfer Deadline Day ended up having a rather awkward telephone interview with Carragher live on air.

“You’ve been on social media tonight regarding Everton and you think Giggs would be good for them, is that right?” White asked Carragher.


The former Premier League centre-back replied: “It was a wind-up, Jim.”

White then said: “Oh, it was a wind-up, was it?! Well, you wound us all up with that one!”

Carragher, laughing for a good five seconds, responded: “Give it Giggsy until the end of the season. You not heard that one before?”



Video: Carragher's awkward interview with Jim White

You can watch the video here - but prepare to cringe…

Carragher: I don't think Everton want Giggs

"I don't think Ryan Giggs would be in the running for the Everton job," Carragher later added, per Sky Sports.

"No disrespect; he wants to get into management, and credit to him, he has had an apprenticeship at Manchester United under some great managers, but I don't think he would be in the running for Everton."

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Reports suggest that Giggs is keen on the vacancy at Goodison Park but it would be a huge surprise if the Welshman was handed the reins.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is currently the bookies' favourite to replace Koeman.

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