19/05/2014 15:31,

The Giggs story: Coaching

Ryan Giggs' brilliance explained from five unique, insightful perspectives...

Gary Neville | Rio Ferdinand | Tony Strudwick | Phil Neville | Sam Johnstone

The story of a phenomenon - coaching, by Phil Neville

I think Ryan has really enjoyed the coaching side of the role he took up this season. He's switched focus and even though at times 90 percent of his work was still as a player, he has really taken to the coaching side of it. He's been a shining light to any professional out there with the way he has kept his career going, but he's had a big influence in the coaching room too.

In terms of actual training ground work, most of the work Giggsy did was on an individual basis, working a lot on the forwards and wide players, but he also had to prepare himself to play as well. He got the balance just right and I'd say he handled that really well. He'd still gets changed in the first team dressing room but he's a coach and, of course, he's got that bit of class and experience to handle it.

He's not just a phenomenal footballer, he's a phenomenal human being. To play for so long, 23 years, at the top, top level is incredible. For what he's achieved, the medals he's won and longevity of his career he goes down as one of the greatest players to have graced this football club.


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