Ryan Giggs has been a member of the Manchester United family since the ripe age of 14, having joined the team in 1987.
He made his professional debut in 1991, and proceeded to play for Manchester United for the next 23 years on their first team, becoming the most decorated player in football history in the process.
He retired as a player for Manchester United when he was appointed as the assistant manager to Louis van Gaal in 2014.
His announcement to leave the club in order to pursue his desire to have a career in management came as a bit of a surprise to fans.
But, Giggs is thankful for all the managerial lessons he’s learned from his two mentors, and even though he doesn’t have any immediate plans for management, he believes that the time is right for him to become a manager.
For the first time since 1987, Ryan Giggs will not be a member of the Manchester United staff. Following Giggs’ departure from Manchester United, chairman Ed Woodward said “He will be missed but will always be welcome at Manchester United.”