Ryan Giggs has played down his chances of ever returning to Manchester United as the club’s manager, admitting he ‘cannot see that coming around again’.
Giggs made a total of 963 appearances for the Red Devils and briefly served as the club’s interim manager after the sacking of David Moyes in April 2014.
Manchester United won two of their four matches under Giggs, who was then appointed as Louis van Gaal’s assistant at the Theatre of Dreams.
Giggs says he was ‘ready’ to take over as manager when Van Gaal was sacked in 2016 but the club instead turned to Jose Mourinho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since replaced Mourinho in the Old Trafford hot-seat and Giggs feels his time as a Manchester United managerial candidate has now gone.
The Wales boss told The Greatest Game podcast: ‘If I’m honest, I wanted the job [after Moyes was sacked]. But I wasn’t ready.
‘There is a trend at the moment with younger coaches who have played for the club getting the jobs.
‘At that time there was still a lot of the older managers coming in. They were seen as safe. I wanted the job when I had those four games, but I wasn’t ready.
‘I’m more ready now but I think that’s gone now, I think the chance has gone now.
‘I think it’s gone, I’ve done it. I’m happy with the job I’ve got. I can’t see that coming around again.’
Giggs insists he is enjoying his role with Wales but has suggested he will attempt to become a club manager in the future.
He added: ‘I must say I’m enjoying the job at the moment. There’s lots of pluses, and there’s lots of frustrations.
‘I think eventually I will want to go into club management, but when that is, I don’t know.’