Ryan Giggs has ruled out taking the Manchester United job and has urged supporters to rally round embattled manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho still retains the support of the United hierarchy despite a disappointing start to the season that has seen them lose two of their three Premier League games. But odds on Mourinho leaving Old Trafford have tumbled in the wake of United’s 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham on Monday.
Giggs had four games as United interim manager at the end of the 2013-14 campaign before spending two seasons as Louis van Gaal’s assistant at Old Trafford.
The 44-year-old has been tipped by some to succeed Mourinho but told reporters: “Keep your money in your pockets.”
Giggs believes that Mourinho is still the man to lead United and hopes the fans can stay behind him as he looks to turn things around.
“I was there on Monday as a United fan,” said Giggs. “It’s time for the fans to stick together, to get behind the club, the team and the manager and the coaching staff.
“That’s me purely speaking as a fan. It’s a tough time at the moment but we’ve had tough times before and come through them.”