“Obviously, I'd be stupid not to pick up on the stuff I've learnt from Sir Alex. I don’t know whether I am going to be a coach or a manager, if I decide to go into coaching, but it is obviously exciting for me. I have been playing for 20-odd years and it is a new chapter in my life.
“I want to do well and I want to make a success of it like I did as a player. It will be like starting all over again, like being an apprentice again. It will be learning new things and making mistakes as you go along, just trying to better yourself as much as you can.”
After finishing the UEFA Pro Licence course in Turkey, Giggs will then report back to United and new boss David Moyes, who officially takes charge on 1 July to begin one of the most anticipated managerial reigns in history. Ryan says he's raring to go.
“I think it is a challenge and as a player you always want challenges. First and foremost, there are great players there and we have just won the league, so everything is in place for it to carry it on.”