Ryan Giggs wants the permanent Manchester United manager’s job, and does not want to fill in on a caretaker basis should Louis van Gaal be sacked, according to reports.
The Daily Mirror claims that United are increasingly concerned that Giggs could walk away in the summer if Jose Mourinho is appointed.
‘Giggs believes it could be now or never for his own ambitions to be the club’s manager, but former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is in pole position to get the job,’ John Cross writes in Wednesday’s paper.
‘The 42-year-old does not want to be seen as just filling in again and while he is fiercely loyal to United and Van Gaal, the former Wales international would be left with a huge dilemma.’
Giggs took over on a temporary basis for the final four games of the 2013-14 season after David Moyes was sacked. Van Gaal has touted Giggs as his long-term replacement on a number of occasions but if the Dutchman does not see out the final year of his three-year contract, it seems increasingly likely that Mourinho will be asked to take over.