Giggs backed to replace Ferguson at Old Trafford

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Ryan Giggs would be the ideal man to succeed Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, at least that's according to Phil Neville.

The Everton captain also believes his brother Gary Neville, or even former United skippers Steve Bruce or Bryan Robson, could make worthy replacements for Ferguson.

Although the United boss won't confirm when he will leave Old Trafford, there have been plenty of reports speculating who will eventually replace the great Scot.

Jose Mourinho has naturally been linked with the position, while Ferguson himself is said to be keen on David Moyes.

Neville, though, believes appointing a United legend - someone who has served under Ferguson - could be the way to go, with Giggs an outstanding candidate to take on the role.

“The way I can see it developing is if say he develops a manager from within like my brother, like a Ryan Giggs that can carry on that dynasty, the foundations are there and the next person that comes in needs to be singing off the same hymn sheet," Neville told BBC Radio Five Live.


“That's why I think the next manager of Manchester United might come from within and when you see Ryan Giggs and his character to me he looks like the perfect manager to follow Sir Alex Ferguson.

“I think if Ryan Giggs or somebody - Steve Bruce, Bryan Robson - then you've got someone that the fans can easily relate to straight away, so they're going to get extra time. It's like the Kenny Dalglish situation at Liverpool; they're going to get leeway for a couple of defeats.

“If Mourinho came in straight away he needs to produce and yes Manchester United need to produce anyway but somebody that's been promoted within, that is a United legend, I think it might even be easier [for them].”


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