Hartson tips Giggs for Wales

03 January 2018 07:24:51 EST

Former Wales forward John Hartson has backed former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs to become the next manager of the Welsh national side.

Giggs has been linked with a number of club roles over recent months and was even connected with the job at Everton before former England manager Sam Allardyce secured the position on Merseyside.

With the position with the Welsh FA still available after the departure of Chris Coleman, Giggs is still one of the favourites to secure the role.

Hartson, who was also linked, believes the United legend has all the credentials to do the job and would back the ex-winger to take up the position.

"If Ryan Giggs wants it then I pretty much think it's his to take," Hartson told BBC Sport Wales.

"I think they've interviewed Ryan Giggs and one or two others, and if they show a big interest in taking the job then I think it will go to somebody else ahead of me.

"If Ryan wants it, he's a big name, he's someone who is out of work... someone's who's said he wants to go into management if the right job came along, and they don't come any bigger or better than the national job for Wales."

The task of the next manager will be to ensure Wales qualify for Euro 2020 and the side are 66/1 to win the tournament, while France are priced at 7/2 and reigning champions Portugal are available at 12/1.

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