Swansea hold talks with Ryan Giggs over replacing Francesco Guidolin

RYAN GIGGS held a meeting with Swansea City this week to discuss potentially taking over as manager, according to reports.

Francesco Guidolin is favourite to be the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season and The Sun are reporting that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has lined up Welsh legend Giggs.

Guidolin admitted this week that a loss against Liverpool could see him lose his job.

And the Swans are keen to avoid a similar scenario when Garry Monk left the club when they took six weeks to find a replacement.

Jenkins supposedly has a back-up plan if Giggs turns down their offer after also holding talks with former United States national coach Bob Bradley.

Last week Giggs spoke out on rumours linking him with the Swansea job and his desire to return to management soon.

“There has been no approach from Swansea City but, in any case, there is a manager in place at the club," Giggs told talkSPORT.

“I’m happy with life outside of the game right now and enjoying media work.

“At some stage, further down the line, it’s no secret I’d like to get back into football as a coach – but that’s for later, not now.”

Giggs took charge of four games as Manchester United interim manager following David Moyes' departure in 2014 before spending two years as assistant boss to Louis van Gaal.

And there were suggestions Giggs would succeed Van Gaal as manager at Old Trafford but following Jose Mourinho's appointment, he announced his departure in July.

At United he enjoyed a trophy laden career, winning 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two Champions League medals to name but a few.