Ryan Giggs rules out ever managing Liverpool

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Arguably one of the most iconic players in Premier League history hasn't had the smoothest of transitions into management.

Ryan Giggs retired from the game over two years ago and after learning his craft under Louis van Gaal for a couple of seasons, is now ready to take up his first senior position as a manager.

The Welshman was in talks with Swansea regarding their vacant post but refuted claims of conducting an underwhelming interview as the reason why he was snubbed for Bob Bradley.

And Giggs was asked about what other jobs would take his fancy during a Q&A session in Cardiff on Sunday afternoon.

He may no longer be connected with the club but the 42-year-old is still Manchester United through and through, as proven by his response to a question about becoming Liverpool manager.

As you would expect from a Man United legend, Giggs ruled out ever sitting in the hot seat at Anfield and explained why he was encouraged to dislike people from Liverpool throughout his childhood.

"No. Just a no," Giggs replied laughing, as per the Daily Mail.

"That’s no disrespect to Liverpool, I just wouldn’t. I would no longer have friends!

"Liverpool is a team who for me was always our biggest rivals, because growing up they were winning everything and they were the team to emulate. They are a fantastic club but the rivalry is too big for me to manage Liverpool."

"I moved from Cardiff to Salford when I was seven. You were literally growing up encouraged to dislike people from Liverpool.

"I played for Salford under-11s and you would play Sefton, Liverpool boys, Bootle boys and the rivalry was so great. You grow up with it.

"I'm sure Steven Gerrard would say the same about managing Manchester United. He would simply say no."

In fairness, we're pretty sure there would be riots in both cities should the day ever come that Liverpool appoint Giggs as manager.

And at the moment, Reds supporters have no desire to look for a new first team coach given the impressive start to the season Jurgen Klopp's men have made.

Liverpool currently sit two places higher and have accumulated three more points than their Manchester rivals after seven matches.

For Giggs, it is looking increasingly unlikely he will get his first managerial opportunity in the Premier League.

Taking a chance on an unproven coach would represent a massive gamble for any top-flight side and the Red Devils hero may have to settle for a smaller club in the Championship to kick-start his coaching career.

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