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Souness: Manchester United should appoint Giggs as manager

Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness reckons Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is the perfect candidate to replace Jose Mourinho as manager at Old Trafford.

Mourinho’s future at United is looking increasingly doomed with his side having suffered a dreadful run of results and performances so far this season, as well as the Portuguese coach reportedly having fallen out with several high-profile members of his playing squad.

Souness, who managed several high profile clubs himself including Liverpool, Rangers, and Newcastle, believes that hiring current favourite to replace Mourinho, Zinedine Zidane, would be a mistake by the Old Trafford board.

Instead he reckons that Ryan Giggs, who currently manages Wales and was overlooked for the Manchester United job in favour of Mourinho in the summer of 2016, would be the ideal man to take over the reigns at the club that he won a record 13 Premier League titles with.

“I wouldn’t go with Zidane,” Souness told Virgin Media Sport.

“I don’t think they want another big one given a short space of time to get it right.

“If I was having a say, I would be looking at, sounds daft, Ryan Giggs.

“Someone that will be given more time going forward to get it right.

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“It doesn’t have to be a spending splurge again.

“It has to be someone this time around that will be given time because of his affection and his history with the football club.

“They’ve tried Van Gaal, they’ve tried Moyes, who knew his way in the Premier League.

“They’ve gone for arguably the biggest name in Mourinho and it’s been an unmitigated disaster just spending big money chasing it.

“And that’s when you make mistakes.”

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