United will have to convince Ryan Giggs to take over from Louis Van Gaal on an interim basis if the Reds’ manager is sacked before the end of the season.
According to the latest reports Giggs is reluctant to succeed Van Gaal unless it’s on a permanent basis, rather than the interim one which could be offered if the Dutchman leaves before the end of the season.
The Sun notes:
Ryan Giggs will need persuading to take over as Manchester United caretaker again if the Old Trafford club are forced to sack Louis van Gaal.
The under-fire Dutchman faces an FA Cup ordeal at Shrewsbury — which may prove the tipping point.
A third embarrassing defeat in ten days after the losses at Sunderland and Midtjylland may force United’s hand although executives do not want to splash out a potential £10million in compensation.
But, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward still not having made any offer to Jose Mourinho, despite the former Chelsea boss waiting for the call to come — another stumbling block may be Giggs.
The Welshman stepped into the breach for the last few games of the 2013-14 season when David Moyes was dumped.
Giggs, though, is understood to have already indicated he does not want to step in on an acting basis, although he would love the job full-time.
United fans seem split over whether they’d prefer Jose Mourinho or Ryan Giggs to take over from Louis Van Gaal but one thing’s for sure, if the poor results continue it’s a decision the board is going to have to make very quickly.