Ryan Giggs favourite for Wales job

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Ryan Giggs has emerged as the No.1 target to replace Chris Coleman as manager of Wales, reports the Daily Mirror.

Giggs, 39, proved he still has plenty to offer Manchester United after his man of the match display against Real Sociedad last week. In total he has played eight times for the Premier League champions this season.

He has also taken on a coaching role under David Moyes this season and the Scotsman is hoping to keep Giggs on the books long after he decides to hang up his boots.

However, the Welsh FA are ready to tempt Giggs away from Old Trafford with the offer of managing his national side.

Coleman is believed to be losing faith in the Welsh FA and chief executive Jonathan Ford is openly disappointed at the performance of the national team in the recent World Cup qualifying campaign.

It means that Coleman, who has also been linked with the Crystal Palace job, could be on his way out of the job.

Giggs already has a UEFA Pro License and with 64 caps for Wales is deemed the No.1 choice to replace Coleman.

Such an offer would echo that given to Mark Hughes back in 1999, who was still playing when Wales approached him over the offer to manage the national team.

Giggs, however has previously stated his happiness at Old Trafford.

He said to reporters: “I’m enjoying my coaching role at Manchester United. It’s been great. It hasn’t yet got to the point when I go into the dressing room and everything falls quiet.

“But education is the next step in my career and I’m enjoying it. I am enjoying working with the new manager.”

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