Ryan Giggs is set leave Manchester United this summer due to his strong desire to become a manager.
The club’s new manger Jose Mourinho was last week reported to be prepared to offer Giggs a place on his coaching staff – although not as assistant manager, as Mourinho’s loyal and trusted assistant Rui Faria is set to take up that role, but according to Sky Sports, Giggs is set to end his 29-year association with the club as he does not want to accept a reduced role at Old Trafford, preferring instead to explore opportunities in management else where.
The Welshman, who is currently on holiday in Dubai and scheduled to return to England at the weekend, is said to be so frustrated at having been overlooked for the job in favour of Mourinho and would rather leave than remain at the club in a lesser role.
Giggs has one year left on his existing contract at Old Trafford, and his early exit would mark once and for all the end of the Alex Ferguson era. He has served as interim player-manager when David Moyes was sacked in 2014 and as an assistant coach under Louis van Gaal.
Meanwhile, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has welcomed the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager at Old Trafford, while saying speculation over his future shows a lack of respect and knowledge of the situation.
The 25-year old goalkeeper almost joined Real Madrid last summer and although he then signed a new long-term deal with United, rumours still have it that he could make the move to the Santiago Bernabeu over the coming months. Mourinho will take Silvinho Louro to Old Trafford as his goalkeeper coach.