Former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed that he would be interested in taking over as the Wales boss. Giggs spent two years as Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager at Manchester United. He also enjoyed a short caretaker stint as Red Devils boss following the sacking of David Moyes
However, Giggs has been out of football since 2016, when he left United during a shake-up of the backroom staff by Jose Mourinho. Giggs has reportedly spoken to a number of clubs about their vacant positions since leaving United.
The Wales job is available after boss Chris Coleman joined Championship strugglers Sunderland last month following five years in charge of the Red Devils. Asked if he would be interested in the job, Giggs told Sky Sports: “Of course I’m interested,”
“I played for Wales, I’ve said that I want to go back into coaching and that is obviously one of the top jobs. I played for United, I played for Wales, those are the two jobs.
“I’ve not spoken to anyone at the moment but I’d definitely be interested.”
The Job has attracted interest from a number of high-profile figures in the game. The two favourites for the job are currently former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy and former West Brom boss Tony Pulis.
The experienced Pulis was installed as the favourite for the job as soon as Coleman left his position. However, the fiery, but inexperienced Bellamy has jumped to the top of the betting. Bellamy is currently working with the junior sides at former club Cardiff City. He has also worked with the junior national sides and has expressed his interest in the role.
Bellamy’s former international teammate John Hartson has stated that he would be interested in the role in the near future, while Arsenal legend and Belgium coach Thierry Henry has also been linked with the role.
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