Manchester United legend confirms interest in vacant Everton and Leicester City managerial jobs

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Giggs has thrown his hat into the ring for a Premier League job (Source: Getty)

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has confirmed his interest in replacing Ronald Koeman as boss of Everton and also the vacant managerial position at Leicester City.

Giggs, who is United’s record appearance maker with 963, has been keen to move into management since leaving his position as assistant boss at Old Trafford following the arrival of Jose Mourinho in 2016.

The 43-year-old was handed the United reins on a temporary basis after the sacking of David Moyes in 2014, winning two of his four matches in charge, and the Welshman has thrown his hat into the ring for a full-time Premier League post.

“I think you look at those two teams, Leicester being champions two seasons ago, Everton being a fantastic club with a fantastic history, for me these are clubs I would be interested in,” said Giggs, who won 34 trophies as a United player. “However, there are a lot of coaches out there who would be interested in those positions.

“I’ve said all along that I’d be open to clubs which share the ambitions of myself. I want to improve clubs and improve players, to enjoy working for them and for players to enjoy the challenge.

“There are clubs in the Premier League which would be good jobs but also in the Championship and League One. It’s more about the philosophy for me than the stature of the club.”

Everton are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman yesterday, while Leicester axed Craig Shakespeare last week after the Foxes won just one of their opening eight league matches.

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