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Did Ryan Giggs turn down Swansea City job?

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The United legend has said the Swans’ ambitions didn’t match his own.

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We’ve known ever since Ryan Giggs left Manchester United in the summer that he’s been angling for a managerial position, though when questioned by ITV on rumours that had linked him to the vacant Swansea City position (before the hiring of new boss Bob Bradley), Giggs surprisingly suggested he didn’t actually want the job in the first place. Quoted in the Independent, Giggs commented:

“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.”

That Giggs met with Swansea seems clear; whether he’s actually telling the truth over a difference in ‘ambitions’, however, remains an open question. Though the Swans have made a poor start to the season, they’ve still got more than enough talent to comfortably avoid relegation, as well as an enviable status as an established Premier League club. If Giggs is waiting for a more ‘ambitious’ side to give him his first break in proper management, he could be waiting a long time.

Or ... could it simply be that he didn’t impress at interview? Your guess is as good as ours.