Giggs ‘increasingly likely’ to take over at Swansea

Matt Stead

Ryan Giggs is expected to take over as Swansea manager if Francesco Guidolin’s poor run of form continues, according to reports.

Giggs was linked with the Swansea job on Thursday, with the pressure mounting on Guidolin after four Premier League games without a win.

It was claimed that the former Manchester United assistant manager was a favourite of Huw Jenkins’, and the Swansea chairman would approach him if the managerial position became vacant.

However, Ian Herbert of The Independent now claims that it is ‘increasingly likely’ that Giggs would take the post if offered.

The 42-year-old had been planning to take a six-month break from football in order to visit European clubs such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Ajax. But it it understood that he would consider an offer from Swansea if Guidolin is removed.

The club’s American owners remain uncertain as to whether sacking the Italian so early into his tenure would be the best move, as they want stability at the Liberty Stadium.

They would also want assurances that Giggs would take the job, considering the problems they had appointing a full-time manager in the months after sacking Garry Monk last season.

Herbert adds the following, on Giggs’ prospects of managing United in the future:

‘Manchester United certainly view Giggs as a future manager if he can succeed elsewhere, having reluctantly parted company with him this summer when he could not find the senior position he wanted after Jose Mourinho succeeded Louis van Gaal.’