Wales manager and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is currently preparing his side for Thursday night’s international friendly against Spain, while a Nations League showdown with the Republic of Ireland also looms large.
Giggs remains new to management after replacing Chris Coleman in the Wales hot seat.
But Guillem Balague thinks he is using Wales to prepare for a chance to return to his former club.
Jose Mourinho is currently under pressure to turn things around at United.
And Giggs, who won 13 Premier League titles during a stunning spell at Old Trafford, would be a popular name to replace the Portuguese tactician.
Balague told AS: “They [Wales] did well in the last European Championship of France 2016 with that style, but Ryan Giggs has decided that he is in the selection as if it were a job interview: it will be his way of teaching the world that he can train anyone, that his philosophy is offensive.
“Come on, when he plays, he will be ready to take the reigns of Manchester United, the club of his loves, in which he played all his life.
“The Wales team is back to play with four defenders behind, but with the sides very offensive, with the midfielders with a lot of energy and youth (next to Joe Allen, a very young Ethan Ampadu who, at 18, impressed against Ireland (4-1 ) and fell on his face against Denmark, near Ramsey, David Brooks or speedy Tom Lawrence).
“Actually Giggs is trying to play a small Manchester United but without the obligation to win, which is always the most complicated.
“That is why he will ask his people to be brave against Spain. Another thing is that it can be put into practice.”
Giggs, however, has distanced himself from the United job by backing Mourinho during this difficult period.
We guess he’s playing a safe hand.
Ryan Giggs has ruled Gareth Bale out of Spain friendly tomorrow. Still hopeful Bale will be fit for Wales’ Nations League tie against Ireland on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/OvMbKQIsPN
— Phil Blanche (@philblanche) October 10, 2018