Manchester United legend interested in Leicester and Everton job
Manchester United and Wales legend Ryan Giggs has expressed his desire to take up the vacant managerial role of Leicester City or Everton.
Everton have failed miserably so far in spite of spending significant amount of money on a host of quality players.
The Merseyside club is at the 18th position in the league table after just 2 wins and 2 draws from the opening 9 matches.
Their Europa League form is as disappointing as their league standing. That forced the Toffees to sack their manager Ronald Koeman just yesterday after their 5-2 loss against Arsenal.
Leicester, on the other hand, sacked their title winning coach Claudio Ranieri last season after some consecutive dismal results.
Interim coach Craig Shakespeare helped the team to finish the season strongly and in the process earned himself a new contract. But, after just a single victory in the first 8 matches, the Foxes decided to part ways with Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s assistant Michael Appleton is currently leading the group but Leicester is looking for a permanent solution as soon as possible.
Now, Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has made himself available for the vacant posts.
“For me, these are clubs I would be interested in,” Giggs told Sky Sports.
“I think you look at those two teams, Leicester being champions two seasons ago, Everton being a fantastic club with a fantastic history.
“However, there are a lot of coaches out there who would be interested in those positions.”
He went on to say : “I’ve said all along that I’d be open to clubs which share the ambitions of myself,” he added.
“I want to improve clubs and improve players, to enjoy working for them and for players to enjoy the challenge.
“There are clubs in the Premier League which would be good jobs but also in the Championship and League One.
“It’s more about the philosophy for me than the stature of the club.”
Giggs’ only previous managerial experience was when he managed Manchester United for 4 matches after David Moyes’ departure in 2014. He also worked as an assistant coach under Louis Van Gaal but left the position after Jose Mourinho’s arrival in 2016.
#ThankYouLouis Louis van Gaal leaves Old Trafford after 2 years. The Dutchman did an excellent job in stabilizing the club. His willingness to give youths like #Rashford and #FosuMensah a chance to shine on the big stage was largely commendable. He also helped us achieve our first piece of silverware in 3 years with the glorious #FACup