Manchester United sponsors hint Ryan Giggs will be next manager

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Manchester United sponsors AON have greeted the appointment of Louis van Gaal with a bizarre press release, which focuses more on Ryan Giggs joining the coaching staff than it does the new manager.

In the release, the club are praised for showing a desire to develop the leadership skills of Giggs, which seems to be something of a hint that the Manchester United icon will assume Van Gaal’s position following the expiration of his three-year deal.

Here’s a snippet from it: “Leadership development and succession planning are key strengths found among the world's leading organizations as recognized in Aon Hewitt's Top Companies for Leaders study and with talented individuals like Ryan Giggs, United has proven its commitment to developing leaders."

Giggs has already had a taste of managing Manchester United after he was placed in interim charge following the sacking of David Moyes, who lasted only 10 months into the six-year contract he signed when succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United won two, lost one and recorded a single draw during Giggs’ four matches at the helm, with the most notable of these results the 3-1 victory over Hull at Old Trafford. Giggs used this game, the club’s last at home, to provide debuts for James Wilson and Tom Lawrence, and the former responded by scoring a brace.

AON also took time to praise Giggs specifically for this, claiming his approach to youth will “continue to serve Manchester United well.” It’s almost as though they’ve given him the job already.

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