Ryan Giggs says he was ‘not ready’ to take over as Manchester United manager

Newly appointed assistant manager Ryan Giggs has revealed he wasn’t ready to take the step up and lead United at the helm of Old Trafford.

Following David Moyes’ sacking, Giggs took over as manager for the final four games of the season. Three at home and one away, the Welshman hoped to put light at the end of the tunnel as the disastrous campaign came to a close.

With speculation growing, it was eventually announced that Louis Van Gaal would be appointed boss on the 19th May. On the same day, Ryan Giggs was declared as his right hand man.

In an exclusive interview from the FA, Ryan Giggs said:

“There were a lot of things I was quite happy with. But there was the odd thing where I thought ‘I’m not quite ready for this

“I thought I could do with a little bit more experience.”

The Manchester United veteran was appointed as a first team coach in Moyes’ back-room staff last summer, albeit he continued his spectacular playing career, surpassing his 40th birthday, alongside his latest responsibility.

Now retired, after an astonishing 963 appearances for the Reds, Giggs trusts such an experienced manager like Louis Van Gaal to edify him, making him develop and understand the role that will undoubtedly be his one day.

Giggs added:

“This year I can put everything into it and learn from someone who has managed at the top in so many other countries

“It has been a good thing that I have been with Sir Alex Ferguson for so long but I am now getting to see how other people work as well.”