Man United legend to leave rather than accept reduced role under Jose Mourinho

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After 29 years representing Manchester United at home and abroad, Ryan Giggs is poised to end his tenure at Old Trafford.

According to the Daily Mail, Giggs has rejected an offer of a reduced coaching role under the authority of manager Jose Mourinho and will leave the team. Per the report, Giggs was discouraged by the club’s decision to give the top job to Mourinho over him after firing Louis van Gaal earlier this summer.

The Daily Mail reported that Giggs’ agents are going to enter discussions with the team about a severance for the last year remaining on his contract. For the last two years Giggs has served as assistant manager to Louis van Gaal.

After his debut in 1991, Giggs went on to make a club-record 963 appearances for the Red Devils. He would win two Champions League titles, 13 Premier League titles and four FA Cup titles during a 24-year playing career.

Giggs briefly served as interim manager at the end of the 2013-14 season after manager David Moyes was sacked. During that brief time he recorded a 2-1-1 coaching record. However, the team ultimately decided to hire Louis van Gaal in 2014.

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