Ryan Giggs closing in on Manchester United departure – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Ryan Giggs is close to finalising his Manchester United departure after rejecting Jose Mourinho’s reduced coaching role, according to Daily Mail.

The Welshman is now allegedly in negotiations with the club to secure a pay-off for the final year of his contract before he starts a brief role as an ITV pundit at Euro 2016 on Thursday night.

He spent a fortnight in Dubai last month considering his future after the club went back on an agreement to give him the manager’s job after he served on the coaching staff under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

Mourinho is expected to bring in Rui Faria as assistant manager at Old Trafford and the Portuguese boss is yet to make contract with Giggs over his uncertain future at the club.

Giggs was given the opportunity by Mourinho to build a role to bridge the gap between the senior squad and academy, he was also given the chance to suggest other positions he could fill within the club but was told that a first-team role was no longer one of the options.

His departure will bring to an end 29 years of association with the club after joining in 1987, during his remarkable time with the club he won 13 Premier League titles alongside four FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions League titles and nine Community Shield titles

It’s sad to see him leave but if he wants the chance to manage at Man United further down the line he needs to pick up some experience at a club elsewhere. Giggs has to build a career for himself as a manager before he throws himself into the hot seat of one of the biggest clubs in the world.

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