Nottingham Forest Rumors: Ryan Giggs new manager; Manchester United legend looks to emulate Brian Clough

Nottingham Forest Rumors: Ryan Giggs new manager; Manchester United legend looks to emulate Brian Clough

Manchester United legend and the club’s most decorated player, Ryan Giggs is on the verge of taking over as the new Nottingham Forest manager. The Welshman will untie a 29 years association with the Theater of Dreams as he prepares to take on his first full-time managerial job.

The 42-year-old has done all at Manchester United. He has been an apprentice, a player as well as a caretaker manager at the club. He has also served as the No. 2 of former boss Louis Van Gaal. The man from Canton, Cardiff, United Kingdom had the opportunity to be a part of new manager Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff, but not his No. 2. Mourinho’s ever trusted Rui Fario will take on that role.

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Ryan Giggs will be looking to take all the managerial experience he has received from the Dutchman Van Gaal and utilize it to take Nottingham Forest back to their glory days. It’s hard for the modern football supporters to imagine that Forest were once the consecutive European Champions in 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons under legendary manager Brian Clough, as reported by Mirror.

Giggs will succeed Dougie Freedman, who has vacated the position at Forest since March, this year. Paul Williams have been acting as the interim caretaker manager.

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The Welshman served as the caretaker boss of Manchester United after David Moyes was sacked in 2014. His record as a manager is two wins, one draw and a loss from four games.

Nottingham Forest finished 16th in the Football League Championship last season and will be tipped to fight for promotion under Giggs, according to the Independent.

Meanwhile, if Giggs is appointed as the new Nottingham Forest manager this week, he will come aware of the club’s fixtures for the upcoming season this Wednesday.

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