With rumours flying around that Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs is now the Football Assocation of Wales’ preferred candidate to become their new national team manager, OTP felt obliged to step in at this stage and stop them from making a massive mistake.
Appointing Giggs would leave the FAW significantly out of pocket.
History tells us that Giggs never turns up for Wales friendly games. Now, he has managed to get away with that for years as a player but it could be viewed as quite an unprofessional trait as the team’s manager.
And while whimsical injuries suggested by Sir Alex Ferguson have always smoothed things over in the past, we don’t think chewing gum lockjaw is going to cut it as a reason to be absent from the Millennium Stadium dugout.
Then there is the expense of repeatedly hiring Jason Koumas as caretaker manager for the friendly matches to be taken into account. Employing two managers would not be a wise move for the FAW.
All in all, we don’t think Giggs is the right man for the job.