The most decorated man in English football, Ryan Giggs now has the chance of achieving further glory in his career as he leads the Great Britain team into the London Olympics. The veteran Manchester United player is already looking beyond the Olympics though as he revealed his coaching ambitions to the Sunday Mirror. The 38 year old has long been touted as a future manager and as yet another export from the Sir Alex Ferguson assembly line to shift into management.
“Coaching is something I’m looking at more and more,” said the Welshman. “In the middle of last season, I completed my UEFA A Licence, which was good. It’s a different side of things, completely different to being a player.” The 12-time Premier League Champion added that his keen sense of observation would be an asset as he said: “I want to gather as much knowledge as I can and prepare myself as best as I can, if I do want to go into management or coaching.I’ve always been a keen watcher of other sports. I love other sports to football, I think, as a coach, that you have to look at other sports that are leading the way in different areas.”
Some have even suggested that Giggs could one day replace the big man at the Old Trafford hot seat. While it is still immature to make such grand predictions, the possibility of the winger joining the likes Mark Hughes, Steve Bruce, Paul Ince, Laurent Blanc, Roy Keane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks increasingly likely.