Ryan Giggs to leave Manchester United

Ryan Giggs is set to leave Manchester United after rejecting Jose Mourinho’s offer to join his coaching staff, according to reports.

Giggs – who served as assistant manager to Louis van Gaa – will leave United this summer due to his strong desire to become a manager reports Sky Sports.

Jose Mourinho – who has been appointed the clubs new manager – was prepared to offer Giggs a place on his coaching staff – although not as assistant manager, with Mourinho’s loyal and trusted assistant Rui Faria set to take up that role.

Sources have now indicated Giggs is set to end his 29-year association with the club as he does not want to accept a reduced role at Old Trafford, instead preferring to explore opportunities in management.

Sources have also claimed Giggs is so frustrated at having been overlooked for the job in favour of Mourinho, he would rather leave than remain at the club in a lesser role.

The former winger remains on holiday in Dubai and is scheduled to return at the weekend – although we understand that as of Thursday, no meetings had been scheduled to clarify the situation and Giggs is yet to receive any information from Manchester United as to his future at the club.