As David Moyes said his last goodbyes and the sun set on his turbulent tenure at Manchester United, thoughts turned to Ryan Giggs and what the Welshmen’s impact as manager could be.
An Old Trafford legend and stalwart, the reaction to the news of Giggs’ interim appointment has been greeted with great positivity and enthusiasm, with many United fans hailing the decision to axe the Scot and put a man with such great knowledge of the club at the helm. However, pursuits of Louis van Gaal and Diego Simeone amongst others should mean his spell as first team manager be temporary, yet that is not to say he will never take on the role in the future.
Indeed, it is almost certainly Giggs’ destiny to manage the club where he has played such an instrumental part, and where everything from his greying hair and magical left foot is very much adored.
Details and inquests into his personal life that hit every newspaper possible in 2011 aside, he remains a role model for the sport. A character that demands and receives respect in equal measure, it is hard to imagine a single player that would have any qualms if he were to take the reins in the not too distant future. His name above the office door would have more appeal than that of Moyes. The world will never know how he could of fared rebuilding the team, but the appeal of the club will have increased greatly now he is gone.
Giggs’ name would be crucial in luring players to Old Trafford in the future. He is a household name, no matter the country, and the prospect of playing under such a universal figure would prove one difficult to turn down. A disciple of Sir Alex Ferguson for over two decades, there would only be one thing on the agenda. Attack, attack, attack.
Freeflowing, fluid football would be viewed as a necessity, not merely requirement second to results. Giggs would implement it, as barring the boring Moyes tenure it is all he has ever known.
His role next season is yet to be seen. Retirement beckons, but there is a growing feeling that the successor, whoever it is, will utilise him more than his predecessor and ensure he remains very much involved and informed in club affairs.
Giggs the manager is the dream. Giggs the manager is the future.
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