Giggs the new favourite for Sunderland job

Giggs the new favourite for Sunderland job

Ryan Giggs has moved from 20/1 this morning into 2/9 to be the next Sunderland boss this lunchtime.

Giggs has been out of the game since his departure from Manchester United last summer, at the end of the Lois Van Gaal reign and did not accept a job under Jose Mourinho. 

In David Moyes, he could be about to fill another man's shoes that he was the assistant manager of at Man United though. The Wearside club have been looking for a new manager since Moyes decided to resign after the end of the Premier League season and the market looks like they have found their man. 

Aberdeen manager, Derek Mcinnes, had looked a shoo-in to be given the task of leading Sunderland back to the Premier League at the first time of asking at odds of 1/3, with Kevin Phillips also looking likely when the market initially opened. 

Giggs, 43, has been linked to a number of top jobs since beginning his coaching career as an assistant to Moyes in 2013 but has not felt it the right time or opportunity to accept any offers he has had. That could be about to change with Sunderland though, and he would follow in the footsteps of former United players, Steve Bruce and Roy Keane, if he was to make the move to the Black Cats.