Louis van Gaal has revealed he expects assistant manager Ryan Giggs to succeed him as Manchester United manager.
Giggs holds the record for most United appearances of all time, having played 963 games during a 23-year career at Old Trafford and won 22 major trophies at the club under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 41-year-old joined David Moyes’ backroom team in the summer of 2013 and was named interim manager when the Scot was sacked last April, winning two of his four games in charge.
Van Gaal, who appointed Giggs as his assistant last summer, rates the Welshman highly and believes he will get another chance at the top job when the time comes for him to leave Old Trafford.
“I expect that he will be the next manager after I am gone,” Van Gaal told MUTV when asked about Giggs.
“Now I have the responsibility. He has tasks that he has to perform like the players. What he has to do, for me, he does it very well.”
Van Gaal’s current contract as United boss expires in the summer of 2017 and he has already intimated that this will be his last job.