Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is not being considered by Southampton as a candidate for their managerial vacancy, reports the Daily Mail.
A story in the Daily Mail last week claimed that Giggs was keen to take on the job at St Mary’s, feeling that it was the perfect club to begin his career in management.
Southampton are on the hunt for a new leader following the departure of Claude Puel, who lasted just one season at the coastal club.
The Daily Echo claims that the Saints have set a 10-day deadline to appoint a new man, and Mauricio Pellegrino and Frank de Boer are expected to be interviewed.
One man who is not in the running is Giggs, who the Daily Mail reports is not wanted by Southampton due to his lack of experience.
It is the second time in nine months that the Welshman has not been considered by a Premier League club.
Swansea City were thought to be an option for the ex-United star as he was interviewed for the position, but they too went in another direction due to concerns over his CV.
Giggs spent his entire playing career at United and after hanging up his boots, he became assistant coach to David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal.
It was initially thought that he was being groomed as the next United manager, but when Jose Mourinho was hired last summer, Giggs opted to quit.
Since then, he has flitted in and out of TV punditry appearances, but is yet to get his management career off the ground.
Giggs has an incredible reputation as a player due to his trophy-laden years at United, but that does not guarantee him a top job in management.
His stature within the game does not automatically give him the right to jump into a Premier League job with very little experience.
Like most coaches, he should attempt to work his way up the ladder by first cutting his teeth at a lower-league club.
A move such as that would also benefit him as he would not feel mounting pressure that he would if given the reins at a top-flight club.