Mark Hughes thinks Ryan Giggs would be an ideal replacement for Chris Coleman as the next manager of Wales.
Coleman dramatically quit as boss on Friday night and has already taken his first training session in charge of Championship side Sunderland as the Black Cats prepare to name his as their new coach.
Manchester United legend Giggs has been installed as the bookies’ favourite to replace Coleman at the helm despite having little experience of management.
He had a very brief stint in caretaker charge of the Red Devils following David Moyes’ sacking before becoming assistant to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Hughes, who was manager of the Welsh for five years after being appointed in 1999, was also considered a rookie before taking the reins of the national team.
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The current Stoke City boss sees parallels between his career and Giggs’, insisting that his former United team-mate can make a big impact despite his limited time in the dugout.
“I think he (Giggs) would be a candidate and a good choice – I’d recommend him,” Hughes told the BBC.
“I know from my experience of getting the Welsh job early in my career, they weren’t ideal circumstances if I’m honest.
“But as a very young manager finding my way, all that was a learning experience for myself and I found it invaluable.”
Giggs played 64 times for Wales during a glittering club career that saw him win every major trophy under Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United.
However, he was often criticised for missing international games due to injury and some fans still question his commitment to his country.
Giggs would face strong competition for the role if Tony Pulis is given the boot by West Brom following their poor start to the Premier League season.