Ryan Giggs

Where is Ryan Giggs now?

A glittering 24-year playing career with Manchester United finally ended in May 2014 when Ryan Giggs hung up his boots.

During his time at Old Trafford Giggs amassed an incredible 35 winners medals including 13 Premier League titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies.

Whilst still a registered player, Giggs started the 2013-14 season as one of new manager David Moyes’ coaching staff combining the role with his playing duties.

When Moyes was sacked after a terrible season by the club’s standards, Giggs stepped in as caretaker manager for the remaining four games.

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When Louis Van Gaal was announced as Manchester United’s new manager in May 2014, the club appointed Giggs as his assistant manager.

The pair took a United side in the midst of a transitional stage to a fourth place finish in their first year and a fifth place finish in their second year.

Despite winning the FA Cup final in 2016, Van Gaal was sacked shortly after and Giggs left upon the appointment of incoming manager Jose Mourinho ending a 29-year association with the club.

He later stated that the reason he left Old Trafford was because he felt that is was time for a new chapter and a new challenge in his life.

Away from the pitch, Giggs co-owns Salford City FC with some of the ‘Class of 92’ and is also a partner with Gary Neville in the successful Cafe Football in London and Hotel Football in Manchester.

In October 2015 Ryan Giggs, along with Gary Neville, was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame, according to their website, ‘aims to celebrate and highlight the achievements of the all-time top talents to grace the game in England’.

In June 2016, Giggs made his debut as a pundit and match analyst for ITV’s coverage of Euro 2016 and has since gone onto make a number of appearances across the television networks.

Giggs made a brief return to football in July 2016 to play in the inaugural 10 day Indian Premier Futsal league as one of their marquee players.

His Mumbai 5’s team did exceptionally well and won the tournament on penalties, adding another trophy to his already bulging trophy cabinet.

He is now biding his time and waiting for the right managerial post to become available whilst still working as a pundit on ITV Sport’s football coverage.

Along with his ‘Class of 92’ team-mates, Giggs will be opening a university in 2019 called UA92 which is backed by Lancaster University and Trafford council.

Th institution will aim to attract students who otherwise might not go on to higher education and plans to offer “broader courses than traditional degrees, designed to enhance life skills as well as employability”.

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Ryan Giggs: Premier League Statistics

NationalityWelsh
PositionMidfielder
Appearances632
Goals109
Yellow Cards36
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forManchester United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com