Scholes thinks his former teammate could leave Old Trafford in the near future.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes his old teammate Ryan Giggs may leave Old Trafford in the near future, but only if he is offered the chance to be a manager, according to the Mirror.
Giggs is currently Louis van Gaal’s assistant at Old Trafford, having been in caretaker charge at the back end of last season following David Moyes’s sacking, but speculation persists over the Welshman’s relationship with his boss, sparking rumours that Giggs is no longer happy being a number two.
“There’s no doubt, he had that little taste of it for the last three weeks of last year and he definitely wants to be a manager.
“You can see that. Over the next two or three years, will he have the patience to be a number two for that long? I’m not sure he will,” Scholes said.
Another former United player, Michael Owen has supported Scholes’s view, that Giggs will be looking to revive his short managerial career.
“Now he’s too excited to become a number one again. If he hadn’t had that experience he would have been far more patient,” Owen said.
“Now he’s tasted it, he will want to get straight back in,” he added.
The former left-winger made over 900 appearances as a player for United, and was a highly popular replacement when Moyes was no longer deemed the chosen one, winning two of his four games in charge, and is already being touted as van Gaal’s long-term replacement. But if an opportunity arises elsewhere, then Giggs may finally cut his ties with Old Trafford, after 28 years with the club.