Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is assessing his options and is considering leaving Old Trafford with the club set to offer him a different role than that of his current post of assistant manager, reports ESPN FC.

Assistant to both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, Giggs will not be offered the same role if, as expected, Jose Mourinho takes over at Old Trafford. United will offer him a coaching role instead.

The Portuguese — as well as many others at the club — does want to keep Giggs for a variety of reasons: from his expertise, to the profile he has at the club after a 28-year association.

But while the 42-year-old has not made a decision yet, sources told ESPN FC that they feel it is likelier the Welshman will leave in order to pursue a career as a manager in his own right.

Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph report that Blackburn Rovers have approached United for permission to approach under-21 coach Warren Joyce about the vacancy at Ewood Park after Paul Lambert’s exit.


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