Ryan Giggs hints at management role

Published 1 Comments

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has said he will considering moving into management when he retires, having revealed he’s currently taking his UEFA coaching badges.

The Old Trafford legend also hinted that this could be his final season as a player. The 38-year-old has spent his entire career with Manchester United , is the club’s record appearance maker, and it’s most decorated player.

And the former Wales captain revealed that when the time is right, he could retire from playing and attempt to follow his illustrious playing career with an equally successful managerial one.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Giggs said: “When I do finish playing, I’ll try to find the next best thing. Management does interest me. The nearer I get to finishing, the more I think about it. All I can do is prepare myself as best I can for when I do finish.

“I’ve been doing my coaching courses with Nev [Gary Neville] – levels one two, A-Licence. We’re starting the Pro-Licence next year.”

And when asked whether this could be his final year at Manchester United, and his final year as a professional player, Giggs said: “It could be, yes. I’m a similar mindset that I’ve been for the past couple of years; evaluate after Christmas, see how I feel, see what the manager thinks.”

Giggs will be 39 in November, and another year past season this season would see the United winger past 40 – usually only goalkeepers make it to such a milestone while still in the professional game.

His longetivity is testament to his professionalism, his attitude, and his work ethic – three attributes Giggs could be set to bring to the management game.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Ryan Giggs
Premier League
Manchester United
Gary Neville

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again