Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is set to finally leave Manchester United after spending 29 years with the club, as per The Mirror.
Ryan Giggs was handed his first professional contract by Manchester United on his 17th birthday, on the 29th of November, 1990. The Welshman made his league debut against Everton at Old Trafford on 2nd March 1991, and since then, has continued to wear the red of Manchester United until he finally retired in 2014, having scored 168 goals in 963 appearances, and won 13 Premier Leagues and 2 Champions League titles in the process.
In the final season of Giggs’ Manchester United career as a player, he was announced as a player-coach, and was added to new manager David Moyes’ coaching staff, and following Moyes’ sacking after less than 10 months in-charge at the Theatre of Dreams, Giggs took over as the club’s interim player-manager for the final four games of the season.
The following season saw United appoint Louis van Gaal as the club’s new boss, and Ryan Giggs was announced as his assistant manager, with the club planning to name Giggs as Van Gaal’s successor after the end of the Dutchman’s three-year contract. However, Van Gaal too, was sacked after being in-charge for 2 seasons due to below-par performances from the team, as the Red Devils welcomed Jose Mourinho as their brand new boss last week.
Jose Mourinho is now set to arrive at the club along with his trusted assistants Rui Faria and Silvino Louro, as well as fitness coach Carlos Lalin. Jose’s already assembled coaching staff left Giggs with no choice but to take up a lesser role at the club, or leave the place he has worked at for more than half his life.
The United legend was to make a final decision about his future whilst spending a vacation in Dubai, from which he is due to return on Thursday. Upon returning, the 42-year-old will reportedly be meeting with the ‘Special One’ to hold talks, before the end of this week.
However, if reports from England’s biggest news sources are to be believed, Giggs has already decided that his future lies elsewhere – having experienced disappointment for not getting the job he was promised 2 years ago. The decorated winger is set to reject the lesser role and leave Manchester United, with no guaranteed return to his boyhood club in sight.