Giggs: England should turn to Van Gaal or Ferguson

Date published: Friday 1st July 2016 10:52

Sir Alex Ferguson & Louis van Gaal: Backed by Giggs

England should look to appoint either Sir Alex Ferguson or Louis van Gaal as part of their new coaching staff, according to Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

The FA are on the hunt for their next Three Lions manager after Roy Hodgson quit following an abysmal Euro 2016 on Monday.

Gareth Southgate was seen as the leading contender for the role – a natural promotion from his current post as manager of the under-21s.

But the former defender is reportedly not keen on being appointed England boss either as an interim or on a full-time basis.

Glenn Hoddle has since been made the favourite for the vacancy.

Speaking to ITV Sport as a pundit during Euro 2016, Giggs backed the potential appointment of Southgate, but with an experienced right-hand man such as Van Gaal or Ferguson alongside him.

“I think in 2014 they had a vision of appointing within,” the Welshman said. “I think they should stick with that. They’ve got a vision, they’ve got somewhere to go.

“So, who’s the next in line? Gareth Southgate. Maybe you have to tweak it a little bit because it’s a bit premature, maybe bring someone who can help him along for the next couple of years. He’s the coach, he’s the man in charge, but bring someone who’s had experience at tournaments and who’s got experience in the Premier League.

“There are many names. Hoddle. Venables has done it. There’s lots of names. Sir Alex Ferguson. Louis van Gaal. Think outside the box. He’s the main man, but have someone above to take the pressure off.”


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