Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped his ex-player, Ryan Giggs, to be the next permanent Manchester United manager.
The Red Devils board have been planning on bringing in Bayern Munich’s manager Pep Guardiola to succeed Louis van Gaal at the end of next season.
Van Gaal has claimed that he needs to retire at the end of his contract, which runs out at the end of the 2016/17 season, so that he can spend time with his wife.
Whilst the United board are looking abroad for his successor, Ferguson believes that his replacement is already at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex said:
“I think Ryan has all the qualities to be a fantastic manager.”
“I have heard it said that he will have to go to another club first because he doesn’t have enough experience.”
“But he is gaining experience working with Louis van Gaal and he also had experience working with David Moyes and working under me as a player.”
“I don’t think that Ryan needs to go anywhere.”
The legendary Scottish manager also has doubts about LvG’s retirement plans:
“Louis has said he will retire in 2017, but I’m not so sure.
“Once you get bitten by the bug at United it is very difficult to walk away.”
During his brief spell in charge, following David Moyes’ late dismissal, Ryan Giggs recorded 2 wins, a draw and, a loss. He has also been praised for debuting James Wilson, who scored twice in his first game.