Blackmore backing ex teammate Giggs for management success

Clayton Blackmore is backing former Manchester United and Wales teammate Ryan Giggs for success in management.

Giggs has been at Old Trafford since the age of 14, and announced yesterday that he is leaving the club after 29 years. 

The Welshman, 42, has played more times for the club than anyone else in history and is its most decorated player, having won every major honour in club football.

“Last year he wasn’t happy with a lot of things, with the way the team were playing, and don’t think he had much of a say in it, with Van Gaal,” Blackmore said. 

“You could see his body language on the touchline and I think Jose will be thinking ‘I don’t want him if he’s not happy’. It might be the time for him to move on.

“I think the club should have given him a shot at it, probably before David Moyes (took over in 2013). People might have asked if he is old or experienced enough.

“Well Pep Guardiola was 37 when he took over at Barcelona, having never managed a team before. You’ve got to jump in sometimes and give them a chance.”

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