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Ryan Giggs strongly tipped to move to the Championship

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Giggs ready to launch his managerial career
Giggs ready to launch his managerial career

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is being strongly linked with a move to take over as the next Nottingham Forest manager.

Bookies have slashed the odds on Giggs being named as the new boss at the City Ground, amid suggestions that he is preparing to confirm he will not stay on at Old Trafford following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager.

The 13-time Premier League winner has been working as United’s assistant manager for the last two years and he had been hoping to succeed Louis van Gaal as United boss, but was overlooked for the position when the Dutchman was sacked last month.

While club officials have made no comments on Giggs’ future in recent weeks, there have been widespread reports that he will not stay on as part of the United set-up after being offered a reduced role by Mourinho.

The Welshman is now expected to launch his own managerial career and a move to Forest would appear to give him a platform to prove himself as a manager, with the two-time European Cup winners eager to push for a return to the Premier League next season.

Former Forest heroes and the current Republic of Ireland management team of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have been linked with the managerial vacancy in recent weeks, yet both have verbally agreed to continue in their current roles heading into the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.