Zinedine Zidane believes that Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs’ playing careers at Manchester United have equipped them with enough knowledge to manage the club.
Although neither has any managerial experience, Zidane feels it is irrelevant given that they know the club inside out already and is confident that understanding a club is just as important as the experience of a manager.
“The fantastic thing about Ryan Giggs is he already knows that, he will know Manchester United better than anybody,” Zidane told the Daily Mail.
“I think that him and Paul Scholes could do a very good job if they were given the chance.
“You will always get arguments that they are young or that they are not experienced.
“But between them they have been at Manchester United for 30 years. And you can not be better equipped than that.
“There is often a lot of questions about experience – but not always enough questions on ability.
“When you think of Ryan Giggs you think of a man who has played under Alex Ferguson his entire career. It is impossible that he has not learned many things off of him.
“When you think of clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United – one of the biggest challenges of a new coach is understanding the culture of one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“How to handle big expectations from the fans, what quality of football is expected, how to represent one of the biggest clubs in Europe.”
Giggs and Scholes are going to be given a chance to manage Manchester United over the next four games but would it be too much of a risk to give them the job on a permanent basis?
Zidane’s argument has plenty of logic but it would certainly be risky of United to give Giggs and Scholes control of the club because of the current situation we are in.
Is it a risk that United would be willing to take or is an established manager needed to come and steady the ship?