RYAN GIGGS has warned Manchester United’s hierarchy: Sack Jose Mourinho and you will be in the same position in 12 months.
Under-fire Mourinho is fighting to keep his Old Trafford job after four games without a win – including the dour goalless draw against Valencia on Tuesday night.
Mourinho, who faces a must-win game against Premier League strugglers Newcastle on Saturday, has had public rows with Paul Pogba while he has criticised the United board over a lack of investment this summer.
But Red Devils legend Giggs, who attended the Champions League clash against Valencia, gave an opposite view from Class of ’92 team-mate Paul Scholes, who claimed that “embarrassing” Mourinho should have been sacked following last Saturday’s 3-1 humiliation at West Ham.
Instead, Giggs – also coach and assistant manager under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal during his 25-year professional career at the Theatre of Dreams – pointed the finger at chief executive Ed Woodward and the board.
Asked if he would be interested in the job if Mourinho is axed, Wales boss Giggs said: “No. I said that last time, where do they go?
“My stance hasn’t changed. United are going through a tough time at the moment. But change now and you will be in the same position in a year or two years quite possibly.
“I believe that he (Mourinho) should keep his job. I think the problem of late has been forward planning.”
Giggs also expressed his sympathy for former United team-mate Steve Bruce, who was sacked as Aston Villa manager on Wednesday night.
The 44-year-old added: “I know Brucey well, I played with him for a lot of years and he’s a brilliant person. He was someone I looked up to so for him to lose his job is disappointing.
“They were only one game away from promotion and the position they are at they aren’t far off the play-offs.
“But that’s the landscape of management at the moment. It’s happening more frequently so it’s not a surprise.”
Giggs named a 25-man Wales squad including Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey for a friendly against Spain in Cardiff next Thursday followed by a Nations League clash versus the Republic of Ireland on October 16.
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