Ryan Giggs backed by Mark Hughes to become next Manchester United boss

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The Welsh manager can become the successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Hughes.

Former Manchester United striker Mark Hughes has claimed that Ryan Giggs has the potential to become the next United boss.

Giggs has been in charge of the Wales national team for the last two years, helping them to qualify for Euro 2020 – the competition which has been postponed for next year.

Hughes has said that the legendary player looks more ready for the managerial job at Old Trafford than he was before.

Giggs, who holds the record for most appearances for United, worked as an assistant for Louis Van Gaal before he decided to leave Old Trafford in 2016.

Although there were talks about Giggs becoming the new manager, United opted for Jose Mourinho, a more experienced and successful gaffer.

“Ryan is in a good place in his management career. He is on an upward trend,” said Hughes.

“He is probably more likely to get an opportunity at Manchester United than he was when [Louis] van Gaal left [in 2016].

“Maybe they felt his management CV wasn’t strong enough at that point, but if he goes to the European Championship and does well, then there’s no reason why he won’t be in the frame.”

Hughes added that United wanted a competent manager in the first place to rival the likes of Pep Guardiola, hence they overlooked Giggs at that time.

Solskjaer’s position looks to be in great danger following a disastrous start to the season, losing two of the three league games including the 6-1 defeat against Tottenham.

Man Utd have reportedly made Mauricio Pochettino as an ideal candidate for the next managerial job.