Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been swamped with Jose Mourinho rumours over the past few months.
While most of them consider that a good thing in light of their staleness this season, reports in the Manchester Evening News his arrival could see Ryan Giggs depart has darkened the mood somewhat.
It is claimed that while the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ believes he has landed the Old Trafford post, the fact he could bring in his backroom staff could see Giggs leave.
The Welshman is currently assistant boss to the under fire Louis van Gaal and is widely considered to be one of the club’s greatest ever players.
Legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to have preferred his former winger get the role, though now accepts a quick-fire fix must be found in order to lead United back to former glories.
As a player, he won near enough every major trophy with the Red Devils and even stepped in as interim manager when David Moyes was sacked in 2014,
However, with Mourinho said to have overcome opposition behind the scenes in Manchester, it could see an end to his 28-year association there.
A product of the famous Class of ’92, Giggs was linked with the Swansea job when the Welsh club axed Garry Monk earlier this season.
Would Giggs leaving Manchester United further his career managerially? Is that what he needs?