Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has today confirmed that he holds an interest in the vacant managerial positions at both Everton and Leicester City.
Following a summer of big spending, Everton have endured a nightmare start to the season, having picked up just 3 wins from their 14 fixtures across all competitions.
This dismal form culminated in a 5-2 hammering at the hands of Arsenal at Goodison Park yesterday afternoon, with the board at the club having since announced their decision to sack Ronald Koeman after less than 18 months in charge.
The likes of Sean Dyche, David Wagner, Carlo Ancelotti, Chris Coleman, David Unsworth and more have all been touted as potential replacements for Koeman on Merseyside.
Leicester, meanwhile, have been without a manager since last Tuesday, when they decided to part ways with Craig Shakespeare after picking up just 6 points from their opening 8 league fixtures (they made it 9 points from 9 with a win at Swansea on Saturday).
Roberto Mancini and Guus Hiddink were immediately labelled as the favourites to take over at the King Power stadium, with all of Sam Allardyce, Frank De Boer and Claude Puel also linked.
However, another possible contender for both jobs has today thrown his hat into the ring, in the form of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.
Giggs’ only previous experience in a managerial role came at the end of the 2014 season, when he took charge of the Red Devils for four games after David Moyes was relieved of his duties at Old Trafford.
Speaking in the latest edition of the Super 6 Class of ’92 Diary on Sky Sports today, the Welshman revealed that he holds an interest in the posts at both Goodison and the King Power:
‘I think you look at those two teams, Leicester being champions two seasons ago, Everton being a fantastic club with a fantastic history, for me these are clubs I would be interested in.’
‘However, there are a lot of coaches out there who would be interested in those positions.’
The 43-year-old continued:
‘I’ve said all along that I’d be open to clubs which share the ambitions of myself. I want to improve clubs and improve players, to enjoy working for them and for players to enjoy the challenge.’
‘There are clubs in the Premier League which would be good jobs but also in the Championship and League One. It’s more about the philosophy for me than the stature of the club.’