Ryan Giggs added another winners’ medal to his extensive collection at the weekend.
The Manchester United legend lifted the Indian Premier Futsal trophy after guiding his Mumbai 5s team to victory over Michel Salgado’s Kochi side in the final.
The match went to a penalty shoot-out, with the scores tied at 1-1 at the end of normal time, and both Giggs and Salgado missed their spot-kicks. However, the former Wales international produced one of the skills of the tournament to set up the equalising goal.
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Facing away from the Kochi goal and closed down by two opponents, Giggs brilliantly back-heeled the ball between both of them to set up a three-versus-one situation.
Giggs’ teammates then passed the ball between themselves, leaving Angellot with the easiest of finishes.
Video: Giggs' moment of magic
It was a superb team goal, but one that wouldn’t have been possible without Giggs’ moment of magic.
Video: Giggs interviewed after the match
Interviewed by a rather excitable presenter after the match, Giggs said: “It’s a great feeling, it’s been a brilliant tournament.”
Giggs now hoping to land first job in management
The Welshman will now return to the UK in search of his first opportunity in management.
The retired winger brought an end to his 29-year association with United earlier this month, while Jose Mourinho confirmed the 42-year-old wanted the top job at Old Trafford.
"After 29 seasons at Manchester United as a player and assistant manager, I know winning is in the DNA of this club - giving youth a chance, and playing attacking and exciting football. It’s healthy to have high expectations, it’s right to expect to win. Manchester United expects, deserves, nothing less,” Giggs said in a statement released on the Red Devils’ official website.
"This is why it is a huge decision for me to step away from the club that has been my life since the age of 14. It has not been a decision that I have made lightly. I'll take away so many special memories as well as a lifetime of experiences that will, I hope, serve me well in the future.
"However, the time feels right and, although I have no immediate plans to step into management, it is where I want to be.”
Will Hull City take a chance on Giggs?
Giggs is reportedly in the frame to become the new manager of Hull City after his former United teammate Steve Bruce walked away just weeks before the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
According to Sky Bet, he is the fifth favourite begin Steve Evans, Steve McClaren, Mike Phelan and Roberto Martinez.
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