Ryan Giggs is set to leave Manchester United and end a 29-year association with the club.
BBC reports that an official announcement will be made in the ‘coming days’.
The word legend is overused in modern day football but Giggs epitomises that as far as Man United are concerned. In his 29 year career he won 13 Premier League titles, became the player with the most appearances ever for United and was littered with other trophies and awards including two UEFA Champions League titles from 1999 and 2008.
Jose Mourinho didn’t want to have Giggs in his managerial team which has directly led to his departure from United and as far as I am concerned, it is the right move for both Giggs and United.
We could ill afford to take another risk in terms of a manager following the failures of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, so Mourinho’s appointment was the correct decision. Although he could have had a lower role than assistant under Jose, it wasn’t something Giggs wanted to do.
What’s next for Giggs? A step into management elsewhere seems inevitable but where that destination will be remains unknown at this time. Regardless of where he goes, United fans will follow him and continue to track his progress because, who knows, he could be back at the club in just a few years time.