Expert Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has revealed that Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is preparing to take over from Jose Mourinho as soon as possible.

Mourinho is currently under pressure to turn things around at Old Trafford after falling out with a big number of United players.

It was reported last week – before the Red Devils’ 3-2 win over Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon – that Mourinho would be sacked if he fails to make three points against the Magpies.

But after the victory, the Portuguese boss’ pressure was relented with his players have now gone in the international break.

However, Guillem has confirmed that Giggs, who is currently in charge of the Wales national team, would be a popular name to replace the former Chelsea boss.

Balague told AS: “They [Wales] did well in the last European Championship of France 2016 with that style, but Ryan Giggs has decided that he is in the selection as if it were a job interview: it will be his way of teaching the world that he can train anyone, that his philosophy is offensive.”

“Come on, when he plays, he will be ready to take the reigns of Manchester United, the club of his loves, in which he played all his life.”

“The Wales team is back to play with four defenders behind, but with the sides very offensive, with the midfielders with a lot of energy and youth (next to Joe Allen, a very young Ethan Ampadu who, at 18, impressed against Ireland (4-1 ) and fell on his face against Denmark, near Ramsey, David Brooks or speedy Tom Lawrence).”

“Actually Giggs is trying to play a small Manchester United but without the obligation to win, which is always the most complicated.”

“That is why he will ask his people to be brave against Spain. Another thing is that it can be put into practice.”

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#RyanGiggs – 'United Should Not Sack Mourinho' Mourinho has faced scrutiny following a run of four games without a win and off-field controversies including a row with midfielder Paul Pogba. Giggs, an Old Trafford legend after 25 years at the club as a player and coach, has been tipped as a future United manager. "I believe he [Mourinho] should keep his job," said Giggs. "They're going through a tough time at the moment, but change now then you're in the same position in a year, two years, quite possibly. Giggs, speaking at the squad announcement for Wales' games against Spain and the Republic of Ireland, added: "I think the problem of late has been forward planning. Just take stock, they're going through a tough time but, no, my stance hasn't changed." 'I hate the thought of him being sacked' Former Old Trafford midfielder Paul Ince – who won the Premier League title twice under Sir Alex Ferguson – believes Mourinho's position will be untenable if United are beaten by Newcastle on Saturday. "Mourinho's time is running out," he said. "United are no better off than they were before him. If they don't get a result against Newcastle this weekend, Jose Mourinho is in real danger. "He won't walk because that's not in his character. I hate the thought of Jose being sacked, but if you are not picking up results and there is this black cloud hanging around Old Trafford, your time as manager is running out. "If they lose on Saturday evening, particularly if it's a bad loss, there will be a decision made on his future very quickly. "The signs are not looking good for him." S:bbc #mourinho #manutd #manchesterunited #JoseMourinho #mufc #JoséMourinho #JM #fans #josemourinhofans #jose #josem #jmourinho #specialone #mou #special1 #mufcfans #ggmu #oldtrafford #manunited #manunitedfc #manutdfc #manchester #manutdfans #manu #mu #مورینیو

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Giggs has won 13 Premier League titles during a stunning spell at Old Trafford and has spent his full football career at the North West side.

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