Following the termination of his long-term association with Manchester United, numerous sources touted Ryan Giggs to take up one of the managerial jobs in England. However, it hasn’t been the case, as Giggs has decided to continue his career as a footballer rather than a manager!
On Tuesday, the Indian Futsal League made a gigantic announcement, by confirming that Ryan Giggs had signed a new agreement to join the brand new franchise.
In doing so, the Welsh Wizard has joined an illustrious list of footballing legends, which includes his former Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes, and also the likes of Ronaldinho, Michel Salgado, Hernan Crespo, and the Futsal legend, Falcao.
These famous names will be the marquee players for one of the six Indian cities participating in the tournament, viz. Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Goa and Bengaluru.
Giggs will reportedly be leading the Mumbai side, with Scholes playing for Bengaluru, and Crespo for Kolkata. Brazil’s favourite footballer Ronaldinho will display his magic for the Goan team, whereas his fellow countryman Falcao will bamboozle for Chennai.
The games will be played between two five-a-side teams, with 20-minute-long halves, and on a hard-court surface.
Premier Futsal Co-Founder Nithyashree Subban gave more information about the tournament in an earlier event.
Subban stated: “Amidst all the false allegations and attempts to tarnish the image of Premier Futsal, we are proud to kick-start our inaugural edition as scheduled on July 15 here in Chennai.
“It was a strategic decision to host the league in just 2 cities; Chennai and Goa, and with 6 franchises. We have managed to secure signatures of players who are the legends of the game and will be seen playing in India in a few days.
“As Premier Futsal Management, we are committed to grow Futsal here in India and we will expand the league to other cities in the future editions.”