Ryan Giggs could be set to leave Manchester United and pursue his coaching career at another club.
Giggs is part of United’s coaching staff and has been tipped by many to become a future manager of the club.
However, he is still a member of United’s first team squad and has become disappointed and disillusioned with his lack of game time according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper says he is likely to hang up his boots at the end of the season.
The paper also suggests that Giggs is ready to leave the club and prove himself as a manager elsewhere.
It would be a big blow for United boss David Moyes who had promoted Giggs to a coaching role when he took over in summer last year.
Moyes cleared out Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff including Mike Phelan and Rene Meulensteen. He replaced them with his own trusted men from former club Everton including former United class of ’92 graduate Phil Neville along with Giggs.
Last week Giggs has denied talk of a rift with Moyes. He said: “Over the last five years I know I’m not going to play every time. There’s no problem with the manager, I don’t know where that’s come from.”
The Mail were unclear as to why Giggs would want to leave or where he might go.
United have had a terrible season by their own high standards, perhaps he wants to distance himself from the Moyes regime. However, the team’s form has improved since their defeat to Manchester City a couple of weeks ago.
Moyes’ £37m January signing Juan Mata has finally found his feet at the club and the feeling is that the manager will be given another chance to prove himself next season.
This would mean that any faint hope Giggs may have held of taking over the first team would be unlikely to materialise in the near future.
This could increase Giggs’ desire to prove himself elsewhere so he gain experience and credentials for the next time the Untied job becomes available.
While it is difficult to imagine Giggs at any club other than United it is hard to see him being promoted to the top job without gaining experience elsewhere.