Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs has been touted as a potential replacement for Louis van Gaal in the futureGetty

Manchester United are in danger of losing yet another Old Trafford favourite with Ryan Giggs considering the vacant coaching position at Swansea City. The Welshman, who is Louis van Gaal's assistant, is open to departing the Red Devils to pursue his management career elsewhere. This is despite, he being touted as a possible replacement for the Dutchman, who hinted that he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the 2016/17 season.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the south Wales club, who dismissed Garry Monk on Wednesday (9 December), are open to the idea of Giggs taking over as coach, as they look to get their league campaign back on track. They are currently in 15th place and the report claims that chairman Hew Jenkins is looking to bring in a manager with Premier League experience and someone the players will respect.

The former Welsh international will meet the required criteria as he is the record holder for the number of appearances for United in the English top flight, and is also one of the most decorated players, having won 11 Premier League titles along with two European cups under Sir Alex Ferguson. Giggs has on more than one occasion expressed his desire to be a manager, and was given an opportunity when he took over the reins at United on a temporary basis following the sacking of David Moyes.

Moreover, Van Gaal has identified Giggs as his potential successor, but according to the report, the Welshman is ready to let it go and move to another club to gain more experience as the head coach of a team. Swansea have a history of appointing young upcoming managers since the days of Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers. Even Monk was the captain of the team when he was appointed the manager at Swansea following the departure of Michael Laudrup.