Ryan Giggs hasn’t decided what lies in store for him as his spell as Manchester United’s interim manager comes to an end, ESPN
Giggs, player-coach at the Premier League champions, stepped in when David Moyes was sacked last month and has taken charge of three games, all at home – a 4-0 win over Norwich City, a 1-0 defeat against Sunderland and a 3-1 triumph over FA Cup finalists Hull.
His tenure ends after United’s trip to Southampton on Sunday and it is expected that Netherlands Coach Louis van Gaal will fill the vacancy after the World Cup. It’s been suggested that Giggs will be part of van Gaal’s backroom team and he said at a Press conference that he is excited for the future, whatever happens.
“I still enjoy training and playing but I have really enjoyed the last couple of weeks so it has been a good experience to take me on to the next chapter of my life,” Giggs said.
“Your coaching badges prepare you as best they can, but it’s not until you do it that you know if you are going to like it or not,” he continued. “There’ve been times where I’ve thought this is a headache, but there have been times where it is rewarding, like the good results we’ve had or the good training sessions you’ve put on and the lads have really reacted well to it.
“There’s other bits where everything gets on top of you and you can’t wait for the day to end. Everybody wants a little piece of you during the day so it’s best to stay in the office and hide. The football side is not a problem.
“It’s not a lot different from a player: the satisfaction you get from winning and the pleasure you get from setting out a team and they go out and do their stuff.
“Equally, when you lose a game you are gutted, you are angry, you are disappointed but just like a player you can’t wait for the next game so you can do something about it. It goes in waves: one minute you are enjoying it, one you are not but it gives you a lot of satisfaction when it goes right.
“I have not decided [on what to do next]. I am too busy trying to prepare a team for Southampton and that is my priority at the moment. When the season ends I will go away and think about what I want to do. It has been a difficult season for us and when the management situation gets sorted out then we can move on.”
United could finish sixth in the table if they beat Saints and Tottenham lose to Aston Villa, which would put the Red Devils into the Europa League for next season.
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