Amidst speculation that Jose Mourinho will become Manchester United manager this week, Ryan Giggs' future is in doubt.
The Welshman has previously made his intentions clear to one day take over at Old Trafford, but it appears he will have to wait to realise his dream.
Being told that he wouldn't be considered for the manager's role will have been a tough pill to swallow for Giggs, so much so that he could follow Louis van Gaal out of the exit door and bring his 29-year association with United to a close.
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The simple fact of the matter is the 42-year-old is too inexperienced to manage a club of United's size; his experience as a player and assistant at the Red Devils isn't enough.
Peter Schmeichel echoes this sentiment and has revealed the path Giggs must take to become manager.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Dane said: "I think there are two sides to this: the club’s side and Ryan’s side.
"Ryan’s big dream is to one day manage Manchester United, and to be equipped for that he has to go away to be manager at other clubs, standing on his own two feet, making decisions, producing results and getting his own ideas in, rather than step up from being the assistant to the manager.
"I would like to see him go away and come back some day, prepared for the challenge.
"We’ve seen at United over the last three years that it is a hard job and it’s not something you just step up and do. You’ve got to have so many different qualities and different abilities, and you only get that through experience."
Giggs certainly has a big decision to make, especially so following reports that incoming boss Mourinho will offer him the Under-21's job.
Accepting the role would be a wise move for the former Wales international - it provides him with the perfect platform to learn his trade as a manager and build experience.
What's certain is that big change is on the horizon at the Theatre of Dreams, with Mourinho set to tear apart United's squad and mould it to his liking.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be the first high-profile signing made under the Portuguese's reign, with recent reports suggesting his arrival is imminent and he could be handed Anthony Martial's number nine shirt.
This is according to The Sun, who claim Martial will then replace Memphis Depay - who could be sold this summer - as the club's number seven.
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