Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal in order to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager for next season.
The Portuguese has been linked with the Red Devils for months, as the Dutchman was unable to guide the club to Champions League football and fans were not pleased with the team’s performances.
According to The Sun (via Bleacher Report), the coaching change at Old Trafford will have some consequences on the bench. The reports states that Ryan Giggs will turn down any coaching role under Mourinho and leave Manchester United this summer.
The former Welsh star became part of the coaching staff under David Moyes in 2013 and when Moyes was sacked less than a year later, Giggs took over as the club’s interim manager until Van Gaal was appointed.
The Daily Mail reported that Mourinho wants Giggs to stay on as his assistent, but the 42-year-old wants to go alone in football management.
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s number two Rui Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro are primed to join him at United, but Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be named as Mourinho’s assistant manager at the club.
The Swedish striker is set to leave PSG, with United being one of many potential suitors for the 34-year-old. He would take on a double role, as he’s not ready to retire from football yet.
Ibrahimovic scored 50 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions this season, and has also been linked with moves to the American Major League Soccer and the Chinese Super League.