Mark Hughes stood up for Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, and claimed the former winger would be the ideal choice for Wales head coach role
The former Manchester United winger is being linked with the role after Chris Coleman resigned in the aftermath of his side’s World Cup elimination, GOAL reports.
Hughes believes Giggs would be a great candidate, in addition the former United player would also benefit from the experience.
Ryan Giggs was the interim boss at Manchester United for four games in 2014 after David Moyes got sacked, but the Welsh wasn’t able to get a permanent job as United’s head coach.
Despite being linked with numerous clubs since leaving his assistant role at Old Trafford in 2016, it seems as Giggs hasn’t found the job of his managerial life so far.
The former Wales national team head coach Hughes thinks Giggs has another opportunity now, that Chris Coleman has resigned from his position from the national team, and claims the United icon should take the next step now.
“I think [Giggs] would be a candidate, I think he’d be a good choice – I’d recommend him,” the Stoke City manager told the BBC.
“I know from my own personal experience of getting the Welsh job early in my career – it was my first job and I was still playing – they weren’t ideal circumstances if I’m honest looking back.”
Hughes compared Giggs’ position to his own experiences when he started his managerial career.
“But as a very young manager finding my way, finding my own beliefs in terms of how I wanted my teams to play, all that was a learning experience for myself and I found it invaluable,” he explained.
As Wales failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Coleman decided to leave the national team and got a new job as Sunderland’s manager.