Phil Neville: Giggs could succeed Sir Alex at Man Utd

Everton skipper Phil Neville sees former Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs as a future United manager.

Giggs is already taking his coaching badges.

Neville told BBC Radio Five Live: “The way I can see it developing is if say he develops a manager from within like my brother, like a Ryan Giggs that can carry on that dynasty, the foundations are there and the next person that comes in needs to be singing off the same hymn sheet.

“That's why I think the next manager of Manchester United might come from within and when you see Ryan Giggs and his character to me he looks like the perfect manager to follow Sir Alex Ferguson.”

He added: “I think if Ryan Giggs or somebody - Steve Bruce, Bryan Robson - then you've got someone that the fans can easily relate to straight away, so they're going to get extra time. It's like the Kenny Dalglish situation at Liverpool; they're going to get leeway for a couple of defeats.

“If Mourinho came in straight away he needs to produce and yes Manchester United need to produce anyway but somebody that's been promoted within, that is a United legend, I think it might even be easier [for them].”