He used to sprint down the wings and now apparently he waiting in them. Ryan Giggs is favourite to replace Francesco Guidolin at Swansea after the Swans sunk to yet another defeat on Saturday.
Guidolin admitted defeat to Liverpool could cost him his job so the writing could be on the well after the Reds scraped a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium. The Telegraph reports Swansea will pull the trigger on the Italian in what will be the first Premier League casualty of the season.
Giggs, who was not kept on at Manchester United by Jose Mourinho, has reportedly met with the club’s American owners and is the front runner to take over
The Welshman has been out of football since leaving Old Trafford in July but is keen to stake a claim for his first permanent role in management.
Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, has been a long-term admirer of the 42-year-old since the dismissal of Garry Monk in December and believes Giggs should be considered as a potential replacement for Guidolin.
Giggs was poised to meet with Jenkins before Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie with Manchester City on September 21st before Swansea’s majority shareholders, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, blocked the move.
But Guidolin has now suffered five league defeats in the last six games and, despite another improved performance in the home defeat to Liverpool, Swansea are reluctantly prepared to make a change.