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Ferdinand says Giggs would be a gamble for Man Utd

Rio Ferdinand thinks Manchester United would be taking a risk if they appointed Ryan Giggs as their next manager.

Ferdinand has been speaking about who Man United's next manager might be. Credit: Reuters

Louis van Gaal's position as United boss has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after his team slipped down the Premier League table after exiting the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho has been tipped to succeed Van Gaal if he is sacked and Giggs, who is the Dutchman's assistant, has also been mentioned as a possible successor.

Ferdinand, who played alongside Giggs for 12 years, acknowledges the Welshman would stick to the club's long-founded traditions of playing attractive football and bringing through youth players.

But he also concedes it would be a gamble appointing someone with no long-term managerial experience.

Ferdinand told NDTV:

Jose Mourinho's name is getting mentioned. If you want someone whose got a career track record in winning in the Premier League and various other countries, then he's that guy.

But if you want someone who understands the philosophy, whose respectful of the philosophy, who identifies with the fans, knows the place inside out, who's going to be a bigger risk, then Ryan Giggs is that guy.

– Former Man United defender Rio Ferdinand


Hoffenheim appoint league youngest ever manager

Julian Nagelsmann is in charge. Credit: PA

Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have appointed 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach.

Nagelsman was set to take over in the summer but that has been brought forward due to the club's struggles in the league, as they currently sit 17th in the table.

The university graduate becomes the youngest coach in Bundesliga history, signing a three-and-a-half year deal at Hoffenheim.

Watford boss wants fans to watch football for free

Quique Flores thinks people shouldn't pay at all. Credit: PA

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores does not understand why English football is so expensive and and wants fans to be able to watch the game for free.

The cost of a Premier League ticket has come under scrutiny this week after Liverpool supporters staged a protest during their game against Sunderland.

While Watford are yet to reveal their pricing structure beyond this term - their most expensive ticket for their next league match against Bournemouth is £42 - Flores wishes supporters across the land did not have to pay a single penny.

I want to say that I would like the fans to pay as little as possible.

It is an amazing love that the fans feel for their team but unfortunately football is not cheap, it is expensive.

Sometimes the situation of the families is not so good, so if you are talking with me about what I think, I would like them to go for free, and if not free, cheap.

I don't understand why football is expensive for the people because the football is great for the fans. But football is more and more of a business and it is difficult to think that it will ever be free.

– Quique Flores
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