Ryan Giggs is set to meet Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after coming back from holiday and express his desire to leave the club on a permanent basis after being snubbed from taking over the role as manager. The Welshman has been working as an assistant manager over the last three years, spanning over the tenure of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, but is unlikely to have any major role under Mourinho, who is coming in with his own preferred staff to Old Trafford.
The Mirror reports that Giggs is currently on holiday in Spain and will be flying down imminently to meet Mourinho and tell him about his plans and move to a different role elsewhere. Rui Faria is set to replace Giggs as United's number 2, having presided over all of the Portuguese manager's managerial appointments at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid over the past few years.
Giggs has been told that he can take up a role in the club's academy, which is currently being headed by Nicky Butt, but the 41-year-old will pass up the chance and look out for a front line managerial position elsewhere. Meanwhile, former Nottingham Forest player Stuart Pearce has urged Giggs to keep his association with Mourinho in some capacity and move on to a different role after learning from him.
"If I was advising Ryan I would probably tell him to stay in the world of Mourinho for two years, I wouldn't be in any rush to take a manager's job," said Pearce, as quoted by the Metro. "I would soak up the experience of Mourinho... it's a volatile profession at the moment.
"Probably the best advice he'd ever get is from someone like Alex Ferguson. He will probably tell him exactly the same – get as experienced as you can and then a job will be out there for you."