Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GIGGS MAY QUIT FOR SWANSEA TOP JOB ; Reds Assistant Open to Switch as Welsh Side Consider Move for Old Trafford Legend

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GIGGS MAY QUIT FOR SWANSEA TOP JOB ; Reds Assistant Open to Switch as Welsh Side Consider Move for Old Trafford Legend

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MANCHESTER United assistant Ryan Giggs is understood to be open to leaving Old Trafford to begin his career in management amid interest from Swansea.

Giggs, 42, has spoken on many occasions about his desire to forge a career in management and took charge of United's last four games of the 2013-14 season in the aftermath of David Moyes' sacking.

The United great has been a member of the club's coaching staff for two-and-a-half years and, although he would be a candidate to replace Louis van Gaal when his contract runs out at the end of the 2016-17 season, Giggs is prepared to sacrifice that opportunity to become a manager elsewhere.

Swansea, who dismissed Garry Monk on Wednesday, are open to the idea of speaking to Giggs about managing the team currently 15th in the Premier League.

Club chairman Huw Jenkins is understood to want someone with Premier League experience and the ability to command instant respect in the dressing room.

No one has played more Premier League games than Giggs and his promotion to caretaker manager at United was favourably received by Monk was Swansea captain when Jenkins appointed him as Michael Laudrup's replacement in February 2014 and he could give another novice a chance in Giggs. …

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