Former Manchester United player, Ryan Giggs is among those shortlisted to become the next manager of Middlesbrough, according to a report.
In an exclusive from the The Sun, it claims the 43-year-old who left his position as assistant manager at Old Trafford last summer is reckoned to be on a shortlist of managers that have been drawn up by the chairman of the club, Steve Gibson.
Steve Agnew is presently the head coach until the end of the season after he replaced Aitor Karanka in March.
Gibson has let known his admiration for Agnew and has called him a “deep thinker”, but his poor sheet to date has seen the chairman of the club explore other options.
Agnew has claimed just one victory, three draws and four losses from his eight games in charge, which has seen Boro to relegation list.
The reports claims “Giggs is right up among the leading contenders for the role, although no contact has yet been made”.
However, Gibson does have record of handing some big names their first go at management.
He gave Bryan Robson his first shot at management and was rewarded with two promotions and three cup final appearances, while he also appointed Steve McClaren who won the League Cup back and who reached the UEFA Cup final.
Gibson is also widely regarded to be one of the most loyal and respected chairman in the country and if Giggs is hoping to get back into the game, then Teesside would be a good start.
Giggs was on the race to replace Bob Bradley at Swansea at the turn of the year, but they went for former Ral Madrid coach Paul Clement.
Giggs claimed he had rejected the opportunity because “their ambitions did not really match mine”, while other reports claimed Giggs’ interview was not so good that he was struck off the list and was no longer considered.