Has Ryan Giggs become the new Alan Curbishley?

Has Ryan Giggs become the new Alan Curbishley?

Ryan Giggs has been in the running for various managerial roles since leaving Man United in the summer but is yet to land one.

Giggs' future was the subject of much speculation in the summer, following the sacking of Louis van Gaal. With Jose Mourinho in the frame it looked unlikely he would land the top job at Old Trafford but given their history it certainly wasn't out of the question. He was, in fact, the 2/1 second favourite to become their next manager when van Gaal was initially sacked.

Having failed to secure that job and subsequently leaving Manchester United, Giggs has been in the frame for a number of managerial jobs up and down the country.

The first vacancy Giggs was heavily in the frame for was Bolton in early June. He was the overwhelming favourite to become their next manager at odds of 1/4 but for one reason or another the move didn't materialise.

Next up was Nottingham Forest in late June, where he started as a 16/1 outsider. He then shortened massively into 1/2 and it looked more than likely he would take over from caretaker Paul Williams after discussions with the City Ground hierachy but again his appointment didn't happen.

There was then some relative inactivity until Francesco Guidolin was removed from his position at Swansea in September. This looked tailor-made for Giggs given his links to South Wales and Wales in general and he was installed as the favourite at 13/8. Surely this time he would make his move into management? The Swansea board decided to move for American Bob Bradley and Giggs again missed out.

After Gary Caldwell was sacked by Wigan on Tuesday, Giggs emerged as one of the favourites for the job. Yesterday, he became the 4/9 favourite to replace Caldwell. Again though, Giggs looks to have missed out and has drifted to 8/1, which begs the question when will Giggs land his first managerial appointment?

Could he be the new Alan Curbishley, being linked to every single managerial vacancy that becomes available without landing any of them?
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