Ryan Giggs should replace Jose Mourinho, says Graeme Souness
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness believes Ryan Giggs is the ideal candidate to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
United have managed just four wins in all competitions since the start of the 2018/19 campaign and Mourinho is under intense pressure amid rumours of a rift inside the dressing room.
Mourinho faced yet more criticism in the wake of United's dismal goalless Champions League draw at home to Valencia and several names have been linked with succeeding the Portuguese at Old Trafford.
While Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino are understood to be frontrunners for the job, Souness has urged United to bring current Wales boss Giggs back to the club.
Giggs was Louis van Gaal's assistant at United before the Dutchman's sacking in the summer of 2016.
'I wouldn't go with [Zinedine] Zidane,' Souness told Virgin Media Sport.
'I don't think they want another big one given a short space of time to get it right.
'If I was having a say, I would be looking at, sounds daft, Ryan Giggs. Someone that will be given more time going forward to get it right.
'It doesn't have to be a spending splurge again. It has to be someone this time round that will be given time because of his affection and his history with the football club.
'They've tried Van Gaal, they've tried [David] Moyes, who knew his way in the Premier League.
'They've gone for arguably the biggest name in Mourinho and it's been an unmitigated disaster just spending big money chasing it and that's when you make mistakes.'
Giggs' former team-mate, Paul Scholes, claimed Mourinho was 'embarrassing' United this season.
I am sat here surprised he's here after Saturday [West Ham defeat],' he told BT Sport prior to the side's draw with Valencia.
'He's coming out in press conferences, having a go at players, people above him. I think his mouth is out of control and he's embarrassing the club.'