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10th Dec 2015

Ryan Giggs is being considered for the vacant Swansea managerial position

Darragh Murphy

Ryan Giggs could come up against Louis van Gaal in just three weeks time.

The Manchester United assistant manager is being seriously considered for the vacant Swansea City job.

The Independent are reporting that the Welsh club are assessing the credentials of the United legend as they look to fill the gap left by Garry Monk’s dismissal earlier this week.

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Giggs has been backed by many to be the next United manager and took charge of four Premier League games when David Moyes was sacked towards the end of the 2013/14 season.

But the recent talk of Carlo Ancelotti succeeding Van Gaal in the Old Trafford hot-seat could lead Giggs down a different path, which is something that the Swans could take advantage of.

Cardiff-born Giggs is a Welsh legend, having earned 64 caps and scored 12 goals for his country, so would undoubtedly be welcomed by the Liberty Stadium faithful.

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Chairman Huw Jenkins has remained tight-lipped about the potential candidates but appointing Giggs would make sense given the attacking style of football that the club enjoyed under Brendan Rodgers, Michael Laudrup and, to some extent, Garry Monk.

It would be rather jarring to see Ryan Giggs in the away dugout of Old Trafford – but stranger things have happened.