Ryan Giggs was confirmed as assistant manager to new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on 19 May 2014, the day the Welshman announced that he was bringing down the curtain on his glorious playing career at Old Trafford.
Giggs will play an integral role in the future of the club as the right-hand man of Dutchman van Gaal, whom he respects greatly. "I am thrilled to have the chance to serve as assistant manager,” said Ryan. “Louis van Gaal is a world-class coach and I know I will learn a lot about coaching from being able to observe and contribute at such close quarters.
“Manchester United has been a huge part of my life and I'm delighted to be able to continue that relationship in such a key role."
Giggs’ role on the training ground first changed when he was appointed player-coach on 4 July 2013, under the stewardship of David Moyes, and the Welshman balanced his duties – primarily working with the squad’s attacking players – whilst still making 22 first team appearances during 2013/14.