Graeme Souness: Why Ryan Giggs will be next Man United manager
Graeme Souness tips Ryan Giggs to become the next Manchester United manager
Graeme Souness believes Ryan Giggs will replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.
The Dutchman is facing growing speculation over his long-term future at Old Trafford after United suffered a shock 2-1 defeat by promoted side Norwich City on Saturday.
The obvious way to go is what you’ve got there already
Cameron Jerome and Alexander Tettey put Norwich into an unassailable 2-0 lead before United striker Anthony Martial scored a second-half consolation goal.
Giggs was present on the touchline during the second half of their suprirse defeat as the United legend looked to inspire a late comeback.
And Liverpool legend Souness believes the former Wales international is more likely to succeed Van Gaal than axed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
Souness told Sky Sports: “I think they’ve already that decision. I think the next manager will be Ryan Giggs.
“It is very hard to say over the next few games that United won’t be looking at Van Gaal and the results very closely.
“The results aren’t good enough. The way they’re playing isn’t good enough.
“Whether it is short-term or long-term, I can only see Ryan Giggs.”
Souness added: “The obvious way to go is what you’ve got there already.”
United are in fifth place in the Premier League table and nine points adrift of surprise leaders Leicester City.
The Red Devils make the trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Boxing Day.