Dwight Yorke believes Ryan Giggs should become Manchester United’s next manager after Louis van Gaal.
The former Man United winger has been Man United’s assistant under van Gaal for the best part of two seasons and has long been touted as his successor by the Dutchman himself.
Despite calls for Jose Mourinho to come in, Yorke thinks Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique serve as examples of why Giggs can work.
“It hasn’t quite happened for Louis van Gaal, he’ll be bitterly disappointed in where Manchester United are in the league and in Europe, and whether that continues next season, only time will tell,” he said.
“I believe Ryan Giggs should be the next manager of Manchester United after Van Gaal’s contract ends. He has a little bit of experience under David Moyes, he has played under the best manager to manage in the Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson, and he’s been at the club nearly 30 years.
“When you look at the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique, those guys have not had a great deal of experience – they were in a similar position as Giggs.”
I’m not sure why Yorke thinks Giggs has the same level of experience as either Zidane or Enrique.
Zidane coached Real Madrid’s B-side for years before he became their head coach and Enrique did the same thing at Barcelona as well as being Roma and Celta de Vigo’s manager. Giggs has only had some interim games in charge at United and been our assistant manager.
It’s not just a viable risk which United can consider taking at a time where the club faces a dangerous crossroads after three years of decline under Moyes and van Gaal. Maybe in another three to six years when United has been steadied once again but up until that point, nobody should even be entertaining the idea of Giggs as manager.