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Glenn Hoddle: Jose Mourinho's arrival means legend should leave club


Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs should leave the club if he is to become a successful manager.

The Welshman will soon decide whether or not to accept a role on new manager Jose Mourinho’s staff.

And Hoddle believes the 42-year-old should move on and accept a job even if it is in the Championship.

"Giggs appears now to have a choice between serving Mourinho on the coaching staff as he did Louis van Gaal, or to make a break from a club he's known as boy and man, and find his own way in management," Hoddle told the Daily Mail.

"If Ryan wants one day to be the manager of Manchester United, and we are led to believe that is his ambition, he will increase his prospects by going away to be a No 1 at a Premier League or Championship club rather than stay and help Jose, no matter how instructive that would be.

"Being an assistant manager is one thing, being the man in charge quite another.

"If he wants to be a coach for the rest of his career, that's fine, I'm sure there will always be a job for him at United.

"But to be a manager in his own right, you have to choose a different strategy.

"I don't even think being Van Gaal's No 2 was the best move, even though I could see the attraction of staying at a club you know so well.

"Until you have been No 1, you can't really appreciate what it's like to have every decision on your head. You have to go through it to learn it.

"For Ryan to go away for a few years and be successful elsewhere, I really think that would put him in a better position.

"The worst thing is to get over-promoted too soon.

"Go and cut your teeth, even in the Championship.

"The thing that I understood quickly as a manager is the responsibility on your shoulders."

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