Ryan Giggs puts managerial career on hold in favour of shock move

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will make his comeback in a playing capacity as he will reportedly join the Indian Futsal League.

The 42-year-old left Old Trafford earlier this month after 29 years of being associated with United, as he opted for a fresh start following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

Many expected the Welshman to take up a coaching role at some level ahead of next season, but it appears as though he’ll be taking a break from the bench instead.

According to The Sun, Giggs will join former team-mate Paul Scholes in the Indian Futsal League, along with a whole host of legends.

Ronaldinho, Hernan Crespo and Deco will all feature in the competition which is headed up by Portugal legend Luis Figo, as India continues to attract top names from Europe as well as in other formats of the game and sport in general.

As for Giggs, some will question his motives and desire after this decision, as ultimately his move away from United was seen as a decision to follow his own path in management with a view of one day perhaps returning to the club for the top job.

While there is of course nothing wrong with taking a break from the game to enjoy the futsal tournament in what is probably a lucrative deal, it does raise questions about his short-term and long-term ambitions.

Giggs was commended for his decision to leave United, as it was arguably the most logical thing for his coaching career moving forward. However, any plans to get straight back into it have now been put on hold for the time being.

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