Ryan Giggs enjoying assistant manager role at Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Ryan Giggs has enjoyed his role as assistant manager of Manchester United this season after hanging up his boots last summer.

The Welshman had a brief spell as Man United’s interim manager in the final few games of last season following the sacking of David Moyes.

There were calls for him to be given the role permanently but he eventually accepted an invitation to assist Louis van Gaal.

Giggs insisted he is learning something every day in the position and that the experience has been invaluable.


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Speaking about the role, Giggs said: ”I’ve given it my all, like I did as a player. It’s completely different. You have to think like a coach rather than a player. All I can do is what I did as a player. I wanted to be the best player on a Saturday and now I want to put on the best sessions I can for the lads.

“I want them to enjoy it but I want them to get something out of it as well. This is the perfect transition for me – where that takes me, who knows? But whatever I do – whether it be coach, assistant manager or manager – I want to be the best, just like I was as a player.”

“I’ve enjoyed the transition. The lads have been great with me and Louis and the rest of the staff who have come in have been great as well. I’m learning every day and the experience of being out on the training pitch, putting sessions on rather than being part of them, has been invaluable.”


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Giggs is a United legend but making him the manager on a permanent basis may have been a tad hasty given he has no real experience whatsoever.

After all, United could ill afford to have another season as disastrous as the one that Moyes oversaw. However, van Gaal has often praised Giggs for his attention to detail and there is no reason why he can’t take over once the Dutchman retires.

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