Swansea did not meet my am­bi­tion, claims Giggs

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Ryan Giggs has hit back at claims he had a poor in­ter­view with Swansea by claim­ing: “They did not meet my am­bi­tion.”

Giggs was a con­tender for the job at the Lib­erty Sta­dium af­ter they sacked Francesco Guidolin on Mon­day. The Welsh­man is keen to se­cure a man­age­ment role af­ter leav­ing Manch­ester United as as­sis­tant boss in the sum­mer fol­low­ing a 24-year ca­reer at Old Traf­ford.

But Swansea ap­pointed Amer­i­can Bob Bradley in­stead, say­ing that Giggs had an ‘un­der­whelm­ing in­ter­view’ for the post, de­spite want­ing to bring with him a back­room team which in­cluded former United team-mate Nicky Butt. How­ever Giggs, speak­ing dur­ing ITV pun­ditry du­ties on Satur­day, hit back at the those claims he failed to im­press by say­ing.

“I met with them [Swansea] a cou­ple of times but in the end there was just mixed mes­sages from the foot­ball side and the own­er­ship side of the club. I just felt their am­bi­tions did not re­ally match mine.”

The Welsh­man was United’s in­terim man­ager for four games in 2014, which was not enough to con­vince Swansea to hand him re­spon­si­bil­ity for sav­ing the club from rel­e­ga­tion.

Bay­ern Mu­nich as­sis­tant man­ager Paul Cle­ment, pre­vi­ously Derby man­ager, was also in­ter­viewed for the post, as was former Vil­lar­real boss Marcelino.

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