Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has stated that Ryan Giggs is well placed to succeed Louis van Gaal as the team’s manager.
The experienced Dutchman is under pressure to deliver this season, with the Old Trafford outfit toiling in their efforts to finish in the top four.
A number of disappointing results have led to a section of the United fans to call for Van Gaal’s head, with talk that the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss could leave the club this summer.
Giggs has been awaiting his time to step into the breach, with the former midfielder replacing David Moyes on a temporary basis before Van Gaal’s arrival.
He has been the Dutchman’s number two over the last two seasons and has the players’ respect for what he achieved on the pitch.
Cole has backed the Welshman to take over in the Old Trafford hotseat when the time arises and feels that the former flying winger would be a success in management.
“If Giggsy gets the opportunity it would be brilliant,” the retired striker told Sky Sports.
“I know everyone has said it’s going to be hard for him. Of course it’s going to be hard, it’s Manchester United.
“They are so used to winning things. They have been at the top of the league, progressing in Europe, winning the Premier League and constantly winning.
“But I do believe – given the chance – he would do well.
“It’s going to take time, it would take time for any manager at that football club but given the job, I think he would do a great job.”