Jose Mourinho Reportedly Refused To Work With Ryan Giggs "Because Of Affair With Brother's Wife"

It has been reported that Jose Mourinho did not want Manchester United to retain Ryan Giggs as part of the coaching staff because of his "extra-marital affair with his brother's wife."

It is thought that vice-chairman Ed Woodward wanted the class of 92' member to be part of the team.

But Mourinho eventually opted for the services of Michael Carrick, who has since taken over training duties at Carrington.

Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday morning.

Of course, Giggs played a key part in Louis van Gaal's time as manager at Old Trafford, but many wondered why the current Wales manager was dismissed by their former boss.

Well, according to The Times' story 'The Inside Story Of How It Fell Apart', this was the reason behind his thinking:

"Woodward was keen to keep Ryan Giggs on, but Mourinho vetoed the idea because he did not think the Welshman was a man he could trust because of his extra-marital affair with his brother's wife."

Manchester United officially confirmed that former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become their manager on a temporary basis, with Mike Phelan being chosen as his assistant.

A club statement on their official website reads:

"Manchester United announced today that former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.

"Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007. In 2008 he became the club's reserve-team manager, before taking the managerial role at FC Molde in Norway.Solskjær will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.

"He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, working alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

"Manchester United is in my heart and it's brilliant to be coming back in this role. I'm really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club,"


Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, comments:

"Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles. His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back. We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season."

Solskjaer and Ronaldo celebrate. Image: PA Images
Solskjaer and Ronaldo celebrate. Image: PA Images

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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