With Louis van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United over, speculation turns to the next man at Old Trafford.
We understand United are now due to speak to Jose Mourinho’s representatives about replacing Van Gaal, with Woodward to meet his agent Jorge Mendes in London on Tuesday.
According to reports, Jose Mourinho is prepared to find a place for Ryan Giggs on his Manchester United coaching staff, but not in the role of assistant manager.
Mourinho will take his trusted deputy Rui Faria to Old Trafford as assistant manager, meaning an effective demotion for Giggs if he agrees to stay at the club.
However, Mourinho holds Giggs’ achievements at United in high regard, and is keen to find a role for him to extend his 29-year association with the club.