Following the departure of Chris Coleman, Mark Hughes has backed Ryan Giggs for the vacant Wales job believing the Manchester United great could benefit from the experience.
Giggs who succeeded David Moyes at Manchester United and had a four-game spell as interim boss in 2014 was linked to Premier League clubs in the market for a coach but didn’t manage to land one.
Chris Coleman’s resigned to take the vacant position at Sunderland and Hughes who also formerly managed Wales thinks now could be the right time for Giggs to take the next step.
“I think [Giggs] would be a candidate, I think he’d be a good choice – I’d recommend him,” the Stoke City boss told the BBC.
“I know from my own personal experience of getting the Welsh job early in my career – it was my first job and I was still playing – they weren’t ideal circumstances if I’m honest looking back.
“But as a very young manager finding my way, finding my own beliefs in terms of how I wanted my teams to play, all that was a learning experience for myself and I found it invaluable.”
Coleman left for Sunderland after failing to lead Wales to qualify for next year’s World Cup, finishing third in UEFA’s Group D.