Ryan Giggs will leave Manchester United if Jose Mourinho is appointed manager ahead of him, according to reports on Sunday.
The Sunday People claims the Welshman, who has spent the last three seasons as assistant manager to first David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal, will walk away from Old Trafford if the club, as widely reported, turns to Mourinho in the summer.
Giggs has been urged by his Class of 92 pals to quit Old Trafford this summer and make his way in management at a new club.
And the reports claims Giggs will not stick around if Mourinho gets the nod this summer, despite claims a number of United’s young players would prefer to see the current United No 2 promoted than see the Portuguese take charge.
Gigg’s is agonising about whether to make the break now with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward unwilling to guarantee him the job once Van Gaal eventually goes.
Giggs friends and business partners Gary and Phil Neville have both left United to gain experience.
Gary continues to coach England and had a short spell as head coach of Valencia this season. Phil Neville has coached at United and is still on the Valencia backroom staff.
Giggs has been advised his next move should be managing a club in his own right.
The dilemma for Giggs is that he knows he will only get one shot at managing United and if he leaves now and fails at his next club it could ruin his chances of one day landing his dream job.