Giggs wants to manage ‘well-run club’ with ‘realistic ambitions’

Date published: Friday 18th November 2016 6:00

Ryan Giggs: Discusses Swansea approach

Former Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs is targeting a club that matches his ambitions for his first role as boss.

Jose Mourinho took over from Louis van Gaal at the end of last season which saw Giggs move on from Old Trafford after almost 30 years at the club.

Giggs has his eyes set on a role in management and was interviewed for the Swansea job before they eventually decided to hand Bob Bradley the reins.

“I spoke to them, so I was pretty close [to getting the job]! It was a good experience for me to speak to them, but like I said before, it just was not to be,” he said in an interview with Soccer AM.

“But I also said that if there were teams that matched my ambitions, and the same philosophy and way of working – working with the youth system – realistic ambitions, a well-run club, then I would speak to them.

“I do not think that a club should just interview you, you should also interview them, and if they are not right for you, then you should have the right to turn them down.

“Sometimes it is just a casual chat and then it moves on a step and you will speak again. And then it can be a presentation, power point presentations that you have learned in your coaching badges and your pro licence.

“It is quite relaxed at first, but if that goes well then you take it on to the next level. And that is something from the Swansea interview I learned a lot and I think like anything, the more you do things, the better you get.”

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