Ryan Giggs: This is why I left after Jose Mourinho was appointed

by Tanveer Arayan


Ryan Giggs has revealed why he left Manchester United after Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager.

His departure from Old Trafford ended a 29-year association at Old Trafford as a player and a coach.

The Welshman is one of the club’s most decorated players and worked as an assistant to Louis van Gaal and David Moyes.

Speaking about his decision, he insists it was the right time to take a break from football.

“It was the right time. There was a new manager and a new coaching staff,” he said.

“It was a brilliant two years education wise, but it was a tough two years. I was ready for a break away from football.”

He believes he made the right decision not to continue working under Mourinho and is now looking for a head coaching position elsewhere.

Giggs was tipped for the Swansea job when Francesco Guidolin departed the Liberty Stadium, but was beaten to the job by Bob Bradley after allegedly giving an unconvincing interview.

It remains to be seen where he will next be involved but hopes are he’s able to pick up some much-needed experience if he has any chance of becoming a manager at Old Trafford further down the line.

Latest Top Stories...