Manchester United legend wouldn’t accept this top-job due to rivalry

By Alex Taylor

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has rejected Liverpool after insisting he would never become their manager.

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Giggs, 42, enjoyed a 24-year playing career at Old Trafford before moving into management with the Red Devils.

The Welshman served as an assistant to both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal but is now seeking his first full-time position as boss.

When asked if he would consider joining Liverpool. Giggs said: “No. Just a no, that’s no disrespect to Liverpool, I just wouldn’t. I would no longer have friends!

“I’m sure Steven Gerrard would say the same about managing Manchester United. He would simply say no.

“I was always a United fan, my grandmother hammered it home ‘You are a United fan’.”

Giggs was recently linked with positions at Swansea and Cardiff but is yet to be offered the top managerial role at a British club. 


The former winger won 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cup’s and two Champions League trophies during his time as a player.

Giggs did take temporary charge of United in April 2014 after Moyes was sacked following a poor run of results, picking up two wins, one draw and one loss while in charge.

United currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League after taking 13 points from their first seven games this season under new manager Jose Mourinho.


In other football news, Steve Bruce is assembling a three-man management team to help him secure the Aston Villa manager post.

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