Eighteen months ago, the term ‘interim manager’ had hardly been heard of before.
But Rafael Benitez, Tim Sherwood, Garry Monk and now Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs have established the term as one of the most rapidly ‘new age’ terms in the game.
When David Moyes became the 10th manager of the season to lose his job two weeks ago, United turned to none other than their most successful player of all-time to manage the club through it’s most difficult period.
And after just one game – albeit a 4-0 win over Norwich City – the support for Giggs to be given the job on a full time basis appears to be growing.
No decision will be made until the end of the season surely, with reports suggesting United are still interested in Holland coach Louis van Gaal, Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti, and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone.
But is that really necessary, when they have a man who knows more about Manchester United than possibly anyone else ever could, currently in there as ‘interim boss’, who would jump at the chance to take the position full time?