Swansea didn’t ‘match’ Giggs’ am­bi­tions

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FOR­MER Manch­ester United winger Ryan Giggs passed up the op­por­tu­nity to be­come Swansea City man­ager be­cause the Premier League club did not match his am­bi­tions.

Bri­tish me­dia re­ports sug­gested Giggs was in line to re­place re­cently sacked coach Francesco Guidolin at Swansea but the Welsh club in­stead ap­pointed Amer­i­can Bob Bradley ear­lier this month fol­low­ing the Ital­ian’s de­par­ture.

Giggs won 13 Premier League ti­tles as a player for United and man­aged them for four matches on an in­terim ba­sis fol­low­ing the sack­ing of David Moyes in 2014.

“I was en­joy­ing a bit of trav­el­ling and I got a call off Swansea and I met them a cou­ple of times,” Giggs told ITV on Satur­day.

“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 so it didn’t quite work out.”

The 42-year-old Welsh­man, who also worked as as­sis­tant to for­mer United boss Louis van Gaal, added that he had “an un­der­whelm­ing in­ter­view for the post”.

Swansea, who are 17th in the league stand­ings on four points from their open­ing seven games, travel to Arse­nal on Oct. 15. — Su­perSort

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