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Giggs: Swansea did not match my ambitions

The former midfielder came close to taking over the Swans

Former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs admits Swansea did not match his ambitions and that was the reason for him snubbing Swansea City’s approach to appoint him as manager.

The former Wales international is looking to begin his career in management, after working as assistant manager under former United boss Louis Van Gaal, however, was forced out by new manager Jose Mourinho.

And with Swansea City having recently parted ways with former boss Francesco Guidolin, it had seemed the Welshman was set to make his first move into management.

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However, to the surprise of some, the Swans instead appointed American coach Bob Bradley. But Giggs admits talks did take place, although, the job was not right for him.

“I was enjoying a bit of travelling and I got a call off Swansea and I met them a couple of times” said Giggs.

“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, so it didn’t quite work out.”

Swansea currently have four points from seven games, and currently occupy 17th in the table with Bradley’s first game in charge away to Arsenal.