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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in frame for managerial role at League Two club

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has reportedly been shortlisted for the managerial role at Salford City. 

The Sun claims the former midfielder is on a three-man shortlist for the vacancy at Moor Lane. 

The other two candidates for the job are Ex-Charlton boss Dean Holden and former Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst. 

Giggs, who is the club’s co-owner along with Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, David Beckham and Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, has been unemployed since resigning as Wales manager in June 2022. 

This came after he was charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour. However, he was cleared of all the allegations of domestic violence earlier in the summer. 

Salford City have enjoyed four promotions since the Class of 92 and Lim bought the club in 2014.

But they are now in danger of getting relegated to the National League after a dismal 2023-24 campaign. 

The Ammies sacked Neil Wood as manager earlier this week after an eight-game winless run.

How Giggs has fared as a coach? 

The former Wales international joined David Moyes’ staff as a player-coach in 2013. 

He was placed in interim charge after Moyes was sacked in April 2014. 

The 50-year-old was named as Louis van Gaal’s assistant after he took over the club as manager.  

The Dutchman suggested he could replace him as permanent boss, but Giggs departed Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager in 2016. 

The Welshman subsequently landed the Wales job in 2018 but stepped away from the role in 2020 after his arrest, with Robert Page taking over as caretaker boss. 

Giggs eventually resigned from his position last year.