Harrison: Wales job would cost Giggs playing career
07 September 2010 08:30
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Eric Harrison has warned Ryan Giggs if he ends up being installed as new Wales manager he would have to end his stellar career at Manchester United.
Following Friday's disappointing defeat to Montenegro, current boss John Toshack is said to have reached the conclusion that it would be better if he moved on.
Although there has been an indication Toshack would remain in his job for next month's double header with Switzerland and Bulgaria, beyond that he is believed to want no part.
In that context, it is little surprise Giggs' name as been mentioned as the Football Association of Wales' first choice.
However, the man responsible for bringing Giggs through the Old Trafford ranks as part of that famed "Class of 92" does not believe it would be possible for the 36-year-old wide-man to combine duties at a club like United.
"It is not a cushy little number and it is not a part-time post," he told the Manchester Evening News. "You are at the sharp end of things and these days I don't believe you could combine playing for a club at United's level and managing an international team. You couldn't be playing for United at the weekend and be wondering and worrying about how the Welsh players are doing."