Ryan Giggs has offered an update with regards to his plans for the future and, fortunately for Manchester United fans, he has no immediate aim to leave the club.
With speculation rife this past week that he was at odds with current Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, it was implied that he might well branch out on his own as a manager sooner rather than later. However, seemingly concurring with Van Gaal’s claims that the supposed bad blood between the two of them is nonsense, Giggs, according to ESPN, citing The Sun, has made clear his immediate plans for the future.
"I don't think in the next year or so, there is no rush," he said.
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"As far as I am concerned I am really happy where I am and have no plans on going anywhere else. I am really enjoying it."
What the future holds
When Giggs does eventually leave United it will almost certainly be with the assumption that he will one day return to take a place in the dugout. The Welshman ranks highly amongst the Old Trafford legends and the fact that he has turned to coaching when the likes of David Beckham, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes are steering away from it for the time being is good news for those hoping to see the ‘Class of 92’ graduates remain involved with the club.
Yet Giggs will face a long road to managerial stardom, one made all the more difficult by the weight of expectation on his shoulders. The likes of Paul Ince and Tony Adams are all the recent evidence needed that good players don’t necessarily make good managers, although in Van Gaal Giggs could have had few better in terms of a mentor.
Van Gaal's job
Whether or not the Dutchman will be there by the time Giggs begins his quest to follow in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson remains to be seen, with many critics still harbouring doubts of his ability to turn United into title-contenders with his style of play. So far this term the Red Devils have picked up points consistently, but they’ve looked far from an impressive outfit and as a result questions are being asked of their new manager.
A failure to qualify for the Champions League would bring the heat at the pressure cooker that is Old Trafford to boiling point, and even Van Gaal’s glittering reputation might not save him from the chop then. If he was outed it’s safe to assume there would be those vying to see Giggs promoted from assistant manager, though naturally that might not bode well given his massive lack of experience.
United fans, do you want to see Giggs end up taking the United job? How do you see his career panning out? Let us know in the comments box below...