On Monday afternoon, Everton parted ways with Ronald Koeman after a string of lacklustre performances from the Dutchman's squad over the course of the current campaign thus far, opening the door for potential replacements to fill the hot-seat at the Merseysiders. Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is supposedly a candidate in the running for the vacant position, and the Welshman has since expressed his admiration of the 'Toffees' while claiming that he would consider taking over at the club's wayward helm.


As well as Everton sacking their squad boss, Leicester City also fired Craig Shakespeare from his managerial position recently, meaning that the Premier League champions of two-years ago are also looking for a new leader to shepherd the Foxes further up the domestic standings.

Giggs, 43, is supposedly interested in meeting both top-flight parties regarding their respective vacancies, although he is aware that he will presumably have to compete with other vying coaches for the two open positions.

"Fantastic" is what the ex-United winger labelled Everton as, with their history and traditions being held to the highest degree in his glowing opinion. With Everton - who are currently languishing in the Premier League relegation zone - being likely to appoint a new manager fairly promptly in order to steady their seemingly sinking ship, perhaps chats between Giggs amongst others and the club's hierarchy could be on the cards in the coming days as the search progresses.


In 893 appearances for the Red Devils, Giggs played a vital role in the decorated English giant's major triumphs, both at home and in Europe, winning 13 top-flight titles, 4 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 2 Champions League trophies and 2 FIFA Club World Cups. With so many glittering personal and team-based accolades as an esteemed original member of the coveted 'class of '92' under his belt, Giggs certainly knows what it takes to become a winner.

"I've said all along that I'd be open to joining clubs which share the ambitions of myself," he told Sky Sports News. "I want to improve clubs and players, to enjoy working for them and for players to enjoy the challenge." Professionalism was a predominant, desirable trait of Giggs' accomplished game, so it's widely presumed that the enigmatic left-winger could effortlessly replicate the composed attitude that he showcased weekly on the pitch for Sir Alex Ferguson in the dugout as a club boss in the future.


Though Giggs has relative experience in the technical area given his time at Old Trafford in interim and assistant capacities, he is yet to have fully taken charge of a professional outfit as the main man, a factor which may well hamper his chances of gaining employment at either Everton or Leicester. The Premier League, however, is not the big all and end all for the United veteran. Giggs believes that there would also be "good jobs" available in the Championship and League One, with "philosophy" being desired above a club's "stature" in the tireless midfielder's eyes.