Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is reportedly in contention for the managerial position at Salford City F.C., a club co-owned by football icons Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, and David Beckham, alongside Singaporean businessman Peter Lim.
The team, which has celebrated four promotions in the last five years, is currently facing challenges in League two, prompting search for a new manager.
Salford City, despite its notable success under the ownership of the Class of ’92 and Lim, is grappling with a difficult season that could potentially lead to relegation from the league.
The team’s recent struggles include a nine-game winless streak, with their last victory dating back to October. Following a 5-1 defeat to Tranmere on Boxing Day, the club parted ways with manager Neil Wood, making him the fifth manager to be sacked since Salford joined the English Football League (EFL).
With the managerial position now vacant, reports from The Sun indicate that Ryan Giggs, who is a former teammate of the co-owners at Manchester United, is among the contenders for the role.
Giggs is joined by former Grimsby manager Paul Hurst and ex-Charlton boss Dean Holden in the race to lead the team’s resurgence.
As Salford City looks to reverse its fortunes and climb out of the relegation zone, the selection of a new manager will be a crucial decision for the ownership group.
Giggs, with his wealth of experience and footballing pedigree, could bring a new dimension to the club as they aim to overcome the challenges of the current season.
The coming weeks will reveal who will take the helm and guide Salford City through this period of transition and on the path to renewed success.
38-year old Englishman, Simon Wiles was in charge on December 29 as Salford City suffered a 0-3 home-loss to Grimsby Town, their next game a road trip to Accrington Stanley on new year’s day.