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Ryan Giggs Explains Dislike Of Liverpool And Why He'd Never Become Their Manager

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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If there ever is to be another Civil War in this country - historians now agree we came mighty close in 2002 - then it will be Manchester United and Liverpool supporters facing each other across the barricades.

It won't be trivialities like an Anglo-Irish treaty driving people to take up arms.

The first Ireland derby of the new Premier League season takes place next Monday evening. The country will split down the middle once again.

The 'Manc pricks' and the 'Scouse bastards' won't be able to look at one another when they go into work that day. Hopefully bosses will anticipate this and will have taken measures to segregate their office spaces. Something for them to discuss in IBEC.


Over in Manchester - where the rivalry is also held to be important - they are teeing up the showdown. The Manchester Evening News reported Giggsy's comments at the Welsh Football Awards.

Ryan Giggs is eagerly attempting to break into management, though according to some reports, he is being let down by his "underwhelming interview skills." He disputes this is so, implying that Swansea's ambitions are a bit small-time for his tastes.

However, there are some clubs that Ryan will not countenance managing. He will not even consent to an interview.


I moved from Cardiff to Salford when I was seven. You were literally growing up encouraged to dislike people from Liverpool.

I played for Salford under-11s and you would play Sefton, Liverpool boys, Bootle boys and the rivalry was so great. You grow up with it.

When the interviewer asked would he consider managing Liverpool, the answer was emphatic.


No. Just a no. That’s no disrespect to Liverpool, I just wouldn’t. I would no longer have friends!

Liverpool is a team who for me was always our biggest rivals, because growing up they were winning everything and they were the team to emulate. They are a fantastic club but the rivalry is too big for me to manage Liverpool.

I'm sure Steven Gerrard would say the same about managing Manchester United. He would simply say no.

Ryan's analytic performance on ITV for the Euros this summer showcased a sharp footballing brain. But his scant experience makes it highly unlikely Liverpool would ever think to offer him the job in the short term.

Read more: "They Work Less Hard Than GAA Players" - The Rancorous History Of Eamon Dunphy v The League Of Ireland


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