Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says it would be the natural progression for Ryan Giggs to become the next manager at Old Trafford.
Giggs is currently assistant manager to Louis van Gaal having already had four games in charge at the end of the 2013-14 season after David Moyes was sacked.
Ferdinand left United at the end of the same season and the former England defender believes Giggs has developed into the outstanding candidate for the job once Van Gaal steps down.
“At the beginning you didn’t see it but it was something that Giggsy grew into,” Ferdinand told The Sun.
“You can see that he loves the game and is a student of the game by taking all his coaching badges.
“He grew into where he is now. Towards the end of my time there you could see it more. So it’s a natural progression.”
Ferdinand continued: “Ryan was in and around the coaching staff, especially when David Moyes was there.
“And once you are doing your badges, you see the game a different way. You could see that with Giggsy and I can see that now myself.
“I wasn’t 100 per cent up for coaching to begin with but started doing my badges and got a nice taste for it.”