Toshack fires Giggs warning
John Toshack does not believe the Football Association of Wales should consider appointing Ryan Giggs as his successor.
Toshack stood down as Wales manager on Thursday after a period of intense speculation that he was about to call time on his six-year reign.
Attention has now turned to the search for his replacement, and a number of names have been linked with the role.
The likes of Sheffield United boss Gary Speed and Kenny Jackett of Millwall have already ruled themselves out of the running, but reports suggest legendary Manchester United player Giggs could come under consideration.
Giggs, who has taken Uefa coaching badges, has previously admitted that it would be a dream to one day manage his country and such an appointment may prove popular with fans.
However, the 36-year-old is still a key figure at Old Trafford and Toshack feels his lack of experience in the dugout makes him wrong for Wales at the current time.
"An ex-player going into management should start off at the bottom, I really do think that," he said.
"You should learn your trade down there and work your way up."
Toshack admits that he considered his future last May when 14 players withdrew from a friendly, and he hopes the new man gets better support.
He added: "It is essential for whoever takes this job next to have the full backing and enthusiasm of the players.
"We worked hard to get that game because it was the right preparation for playing in Montenegro - similar players, similar part of the world, similar surroundings.
"To then go with such a poor turnout disappointed me and I know that some of them could have been there."