Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jose Mourinho vs Ryan Giggs: Manchester United fans vote for who they want as their next manager

Candidates: Mourinho and Giggs are in the running to replace Louis van Gaal
Manchester United's supporters have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Jose Mourinho becoming the club's next manager ahead of Ryan Giggs, the Manchester Evening News report.
Louis van Gaal is expected to leave the club at the end of the season - 12 months before his three-year contract at Old Trafford ends.
Mourinho and Giggs are the two most likely candidates to replace him, with Ed Woodward keen on appointing Mourinho, and Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson in favour of Giggs.
The knights, though, are in the minority. On the Red Issue, United We Stand and Red News fanzine websites, Giggs has scored incredibly low with supporters in 'next manager' polls.

On the Red Issue Sanctuary, Mourinho trounced Giggs, receiving 98.12%, leaving Giggs on 1.88%. United We Stand included Tottenham's impressive coach Mauricio Pochettino in their poll, which led to Giggs getting a measly 3%. Mourinho is, at the time of writing, on 77%.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Under pressure: United have endured a tough season under Louis van Gaal
On Red News, 67% of pollers voted for Mourinho, with Giggs on 17%. Just 5% voted to stick with Van Gaal until the end of his contract in June 2017, while 11% believe the club should wait until this summer to make a decision on the Dutchman's fate.
On the M.E.N.'s website, Mourinho garnered 72% in a straight head-to-head vote, with Giggs lagging on 28%. Over 1,500 votes were cast after the poll went live on Sunday, hours after reports claimed some at United were championing Giggs' credentials.
"If they don't appoint Mourinho, then Manchester United are creating a massive problem in their immediate future," commenter Delta57 wrote.
"Giggs, although a winner on the field, has yet to be a part of a winning management team," NormanPerrin added.
From over 3,600 votes in a separate Twitter poll at @ManUtdMEN, 84% chose Mourinho over Giggs.
One tweeter replied to the poll: "Who the f**k is voting Giggs?? Let me know so they can be blocked."