Man Utd's Giggs targeting managerial role after retirement
Man U veteran Giggs eyeing 'next best thing to playing' management post retirement
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Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has said taking up management after his playing days are over would be the next best thing to happen, and added that he has constantly been learning about management from Old Trafford supremo Sir Alex Ferguson.
Giggs focused on the need of longevity while managing a top club, and branded United as the best and the biggest club in the world.
"When I do finish playing, I'll try to find the next best thing. Management does interest me. The nearer I get to finishing, the more I think about it," the Telegraph quoted Giggs, as saying.
"All I can do is prepare myself as best I can for when I do finish. I've been doing my coaching courses with Nev [Gary Neville] - levels one two, A-Licence. We're starting the Pro-Licence next year," he added.
"I've learnt from the master here. It all comes from the manager. You see him joking with all the staff in canteen. He knows every schoolboy's name who comes in during the holidays, every apprentice's name. It still fascinates me how he still does that," he said.
"There is still that nucleus of coaching staff. Mick Phelan was an ex-player. Rene Meulensteen has been here a long time. The medical department have been there a long time," he added.
Giggs further said: "Players like me, Scholesy, Nev, even Rio and Wayne, have all been here a long time. It's keeping that nucleus really, recognising the DNA of Manchester United. We regard it as the biggest and best club in the world but it is still a family club." (ANI)