"I'm Available...?" | 6 Times Ryan Giggs Has Embarrassingly Put Himself Forward for Unrealistic Jobs

In light of the recent managerial vacancies that have emerged at both Leicester and Everton, Ryan Giggs has unsurprisingly put his name out there as a potential candidate for the jobs on offer, leading many to resurrect the jibes that have clouded the former Man United man's attempt at beginning some sort of career in management. 


Giggs' only previous managerial experience has been as an interim at Old Trafford for four games following David Moyes' sacking, and as a result of this somehow feels entitled to be a leading candidate for any future vacancies. 


Here are six times the Welshman has embarrassingly touted himself for a top job...

6. Norwich

Most aptly suited to Giggs' credentials, a Championship job opportunity cropped up this at the start of the year and again in the summer, when Norwich chiefs sought a permanent manager to replace the temporary boss Alan Irvine who they initially appointed in March. 


Giggs was, as always, available and made himself known to be interested, but the Canaries never even interviewed him and eventually decided to appoint German boss Daniel Farke to take over from Irvine on a permanent basis. 

5. Swansea

Following Francesco Guidolin's departure from the Liberty Stadium back in 2016, many naturally paired the vacancy to Ryan Giggs due to the Welsh connection between him and Swansea


Giggs openly stated his interest in the role and was consequently interviewed for the post, but ultimately lost out to Bob Bradley after Swans chairman Huw Jenkins was left underwhelmed. 


The former United winger later revealed that the Welsh club's ambitions 'did not match his own', leaving everyone to think that the 43-year-old definitely wasn't bitter about losing out... 

4. Southampton

After Claude Puel's sacking at the end of the last campaign, Giggs unsurprisingly put his name forward for the vacancy at St Mary's, stating that he was keen to take his first steps in management. 


The EFL Cup finalists, however, instantly rebuffed the Welshman's interest in the job, deeming him too inexperienced for the role and again leaving everyone to wonder why a man who has overseen just four games as a manager feels qualified enough to walk into a side that finished 8th in the Premier League and reached a cup final. 

3. Leicester

Craig Shakespeare's recent dismissal from the King Power stadium has led to the likes of Sam Allardyce, Manuel Pellegrini and Sean Dyche to all be touted for the hotseat, all of whom are experienced, respected managers who would merit the job. 


On the other hand, speaking to Sky Sports, Giggs stated his desire to be considered for the position, but again found himself at the centre of social media mockery as to how he feels he is qualified to take over at a club who won the Premier League just two seasons ago. 

2. Everton

Similar to the pedigree of the Leicester vacancy, Everton are regarded as one of England's biggest and most historical clubs, and would require a top coach to hold the reins and get the best out of an underperforming club. 


Having spent way over £100m in the summer, Everton's hierarchy clearly expects some results, and if Ronald Koeman wasn't good enough, what makes Giggs think he can be regarded as a realistic option for the role?

1. Wales

When the Hull job became available in the summer of 2016, Wales boss Chris Coleman became a leading candidate after his impressive exploits at the Euros, so much so that the club requested permission to speak to him. 


Giggs had been suggested only through pure speculation for the Wales job if Coleman was to depart his role, but this didn't stop him from ruling himself out of the potential vacancy even if no one of actual authority had considered him for it anyway. 


The 43-year-old needs to be more realistic and begin his managerial career at a lower league club, and must stop feeling entitled to top jobs as a result of his playing career.  

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