Man United hero not after Van Gaal’s job

Ryan Giggs has revealed that he’s not got his eye on the managerial role at Manchester United just yet.

The Welshman is currently Louis van Gaal’s assistant at Old Trafford, after officially calling time on his long and illustrious playing career earlier this year.

Giggs took over from David Moyes on an interim basis at the end of the 2013/14, and with his close ties to the club, many fans wanted to see him give the position on a full-time basis.

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At 40, he’s expected to move into management at some point, with many tipping him for the hot-seat at United.

But Giggs says that such a move is not on his mind at the moment, and that he’s just focused on “learning” the ropes for now:

“I’m learning all the time,” he told talkSPORT. “The more I learn the better prepared I am for whatever I do, wherever that may be.

“Taking over at Man United is not something I’m thinking of though. I loved the experience last season, it was the best ever.

“You can do all the coaching badges and leadership stuff but actually being there for three weeks was invaluable. I’m serving my apprenticeship again.”

Giggs went on to say that when United’s lengthy injury list shortens, the fans may see what the team are really capable of:

“We’re not too far away, we’ve just got to get that consistency. When you look at Chelsea, who are top of the league, their team selection has been consistent all season. We haven’t been able to do that.

“Who knows what we’re capable of until we get that consistency? We need 20-25 players to choose from week in and week out. When we get that, then we really gauge how well we’re going to do.”


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