Ryan Giggs appears to have new job in football and it is a very big surprise

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Ever since his short stint as interim Manchester United boss, the footballing world has been waiting for Ryan Giggs to make some big strides in management.

The Welsh icon took over for the final few games of the 2013/14 season after David Moyes was sacked and then went on to resume his role as assistant manager under Louis van Gaal.

In recent seasons, he has been linked with a number of managerial roles after recent Premier League sackings, including Swansea, Everton and Leicester.

To be fair, given his inexperience, he probably shouldn't be handed such a high-profile role. 

Although, that's how Pep Guardiola rose to fame when he was handed the Barcelona hot seat in 2008.

However, it seems Giggs has opted to take a rather strange path in his post-playing career, by taking a bizarre job.


As reported by the Mirror on Monday afternoon, the Welshman has joined a Vietnamese academy as a youth director.

A bit odd, right? His former teammate Paul Scholes is also set to join him in the Far East, with Giggs already signing a two-year deal as head of the academy at Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents FC (PVF).

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Giggs will be "responsible for coaching players, training coaches and participating in building and developing PVF to become the leading youth football training centre in Vietnam, in line with the famous football academies across the world," the PVF website declared.


Amazingly, PVF do not even play their football in Vietnam's top division, instead, they are in the second tier of the V-League and play their games in Ho Chi Minh City.

At least you can say it's a challenge and who knows, we may see a Vietnamese Class of '92 born under their guidance.

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The Welshman had previously stated his interest in English jobs, saying: "I think you look at those two teams, Leicester being champions two seasons ago, Everton being a fantastic club with a fantastic history, for me these are clubs I would be interested in," he said.

"However, there are a lot of coaches out there who would be interested in those positions."

Clearly, they either felt he was under qualified or, he believed he needed some vital experience in a completely different environment.

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