Neville backs ‘perfect man’ Giggs as Wales manager

Date published: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 9:50

Ryan Giggs is the “perfect man” to replace Chris Coleman as Wales manager, according to Phil Neville.

Coleman left Wales after five years in charge earlier this month to return to club management with Sunderland.

Giggs has been tipped as a potential replacement, with the 43-year-old yet to be appointed as a permanent boss in any footballing capacity.

Neville feels that a lack of experience should be disregarded for an individual who could “inspire” the players like former Wales winger Giggs.

“I’ve not spoken to Ryan Giggs about the Wales job but what I would say is that Wales have got to find somebody who is fresh, able to relate to the players and somebody who will inspire them.

“I think Ryan can do that as he’s played with some of them and will be a hero to most of them. They’ve got to find somebody who can keep inspiring Gareth Bale as well and Ryan fits the bill.

“There are a lot of jobs going and everyone is saying experience, experience, experience, but I think there has got be a chance for somebody like Ryan, who has had an unbelievable career and did his time with Louis Van Gaal.

“Wales is a great first job, a chance to take over a team and take them forward again and inspire them again after a massive disappointment in failing to make the World Cup.

“Mark Hughes got the job with no managerial experience and he has turned out to be fantastic boss, while Coleman was relatively young when he took it and he went on to build something special.

“They don’t need somebody with experience, they need somebody who will inspire the likes of Bale and Aaron Ramsey again and Ryan is the perfect man to do that.”

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