Andy Cole backs former teammate Ryan Giggs for Manchester United manager job

The former Reds striker has given his backing to Ryan Giggs to be Manchester United manager in the future

Andy Cole backs former teammate Ryan Giggs for Manchester United manager job
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Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has backed former teammate Ryan Giggs to take over as manager in the future but feels he will need some time to grow into the role.

Cole backs Giggs as future manager of United

There has been constant speculation in recent months about Louis van Gaal leaving United in the summer and it has been mentioned a few times about Giggs taking over from him. Cole who has played with Giggs for seven years at the club feels that he would do a fine job if giving time.

It has been a difficult season for the club under Louis van Gaal | Photo: Getty Images
It has been a difficult season for the club under Louis van Gaal | Photo: Getty Images

Cole speaking to Sky Sports said "Giggs would be brilliant" for the managerial role at United as the former Red says he's "been there all his career". Giggs has been an assistant manager at the club now for the last three seasons so is getting a lot of backing to take the step up the management.

Cole continued to say that he "played with Giggs for many years" and for him, he has all the qualities to be the manager. Cole now feels that "if he's going to be an assistant to two managers" then it is only right for him "to get an opportunity" to have a go at being the manager.

Cole says it will be hard for anyone to bring instant success back to the club

It will be down to who the United board really want to see take over as manager as it has been reported a lot about Jose Mourinho taking the job from Van Gaal. Cole though knows it will be hard for Giggs to get it right straight away but feels given time he will bring huge success back to the club.

Cole said "I know it is going to be hard for Giggs" as for anyone to follow the success of Sir Alex Ferguson will find it difficult but Cole feels given the chance "he would do well". Cole feels that it would take time "for anyone at the club now" to bring back instant success. 

The next managerial decision will be key for how the team moves forward

Under Ferguson, United were used to winnings loads of trophies but in recent years, the club has hit a decline and have struggled to get close to doing the same. It will now be a process to see what will happen at the end of the season with regards to the manager position but it is key that the right person is brought in.