Ryan Giggs: A month ago I came to know I was leaving Manchester United


Ryan Giggs has admitted that he never knew that he will not be a part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff at Manchester United until a month ago.

The Portuguese tactician was announced was Louis van Gaal’s successor in May, just days after the Red Devils won the FA Cup after beating Crystal Palace in the final. Along with the Dutchman’s departure, his backroom staff left the club, apart from the Weslhman.

United legend wanted to the club’s manager, Mourinho revealed in his first press conference. Giggs is currently in India, taking part in the Premier Futsal along with Paul Scholes and the former winger admitted that he has not received any managerial offers.

“I didn’t know that I was leaving United, maybe a month ago I did and it is a short window and most clubs have got their managers, more or less, and they want to work with them pre-season,” Giggs told Goal.

“Unfortunately, managerial jobs can be very short, who knows what happens in the next four or five months.

“I’ve not had any managerial offers, not at the moment. I’ve been just enjoying myself, did a bit of media work during the Euros and now have come here [India] to be in the Premier Futsal. So, now I am relaxing and enjoying a bit of free time.”

Giggs was also a part of David Moyes’ backroom staff in his 10 months at United. The Scot was shown the exit door even before he could complete a season at Old Trafford as Giggs was named as the interim manager until the end of that season.

The former Red Devils star managed United for four matches. Giggs admitted that he learnt a lot from his short experience.

“It was an unbelievable experience even only for four games. I had done all my coaching qualifications but there is nothing like it than sitting on the hot seat and it was two-and-half weeks but I learnt so much.

“You can do all your coaching badges but once you’re in there, you’re on your own. You’re in your office, you’ve got to pick the teams, prepare training, watch the opposition. So many things going on. I know that experience is going to help me forever in my managerial career.”

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