Manchester United veteran winger Ryan Giggs might be 34 years of age and still going strong but according to the BBC, the former Welsh national team captain is set to venture on a coaching career right from this summer. No need for you to worry, you Man United fans: Giggs wouldn’t depart from Old Trafford at the end of this summer but instead start studying for his Uefa ‘A’ Coaching Licence.
FAW technical director Osian Roberts is quite buoyant about this move by Giggs and says:
Ryan has indicated he wants to come and do his Uefa ‘A’ Licence with us in Aberystwyth in June. It’s great news for us in Wales and I think it’s also great news for football that someone of his calibre and status will stay in the game. With all his experience and expertise he’s going to be a great and valued member to football in the future.
Several Old Trafford favourites such as Gordon Strachan, Steve Bruce, Paul Ince, Mark Hughes and Roy Keane all have become managers and Ryan Giggs is stated to follow in their footsteps. Of course just completing the UEFA Coaching Licence course wouldn’t imply that Giggs qualifies to become a manager in the top flight; he would still require one of UEFA’s professional badges.
That Giggs will become a good manager is of no doubt. His moderate temperate, broad vision and understanding of the game and experience of playing under one of the greatest manager of all time (read Sir Alex Ferguson) would certainly help him.