Manchester United legend David Beckham has revealed that he hopes former teammate Ryan Giggs will eventually take over once manager Louis van Gaal leaves, Daily Star reports.
Giggs, 41, is currently the assistant manager to the Dutchman and was caretaker boss for the final few games two campaigns ago following the departure of David Moyes.
This could actually be a possibility in 2017 as Van Gaal earlier promised his wife that he will retire from management once his deal with United comes to an end.
Beckham told Manchester Evening News that the Welsh winger has spent his entire career at Old Trafford and should be named manager when the opportunity arises.
“To be a player who has represented one club through his career, that doesn’t happen anymore,” he said.
“For a player to have represented his club and his country the way he has and now.
“At some point, he will hopefully become United manager in the future.”
However, his chance could come sooner than expected if Van Gaal fails to lead the club to success this term, especially after spending a total of £262million on transfers since his appointment back in May of last year.
Although he guided his side back into the Champions League, he is still struggling domestically following a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United before suffering a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City at the weekend in his last two fixtures.