Giggs: I plan to be the best
Ryan Giggs admits his first season as Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager has been fuelled and inspired by an immovable desire to become the best at his chosen profession.
The Welshman set almost impossibly high standards of performance throughout his 964 games and 24 seasons as a player at Old Trafford. Having retired in May last year, he has since taken strides towards a career in management within the new coaching regime at the Aon Training Complex.
During Tuesday night’s Player of the Year awards ceremony, van Gaal explained how much he has enjoyed working with Giggs and those kind words were well received by Ryan, who is determined to make the most of his opportunity.
Ryan Giggs explains ambition to be the best coach and manager
Ryan Giggs admits his first season as Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager has been fuelled and inspired by an immovable desire to become the best at his chosen profession.Source: ManUtd.com
Posted by RyanGiggs.cc on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"I’ve given it my all, like I did as a player," Giggs told MUTV in an exclusive Q&A. "It’s completely different. You have to think like a coach rather than a player. All I can do is what I did as a player. I wanted to be the best player on a Saturday and now I want to put on the best sessions I can for the lads.
"I want them to enjoy it but I want them to get something out of it as well," he continued. "This is the perfect transition for me – where that takes me, who knows? But whatever I do – whether it be coach, assistant manager or manager – I want to be the best, just like I was as a player."
A year on from his retirement, the former winger is pleased with the route his education is taking him.
"I’ve enjoyed the transition," said Giggs. "The lads have been great with me and Louis and the rest of the staff who have come in have been great as well. I’m learning every day and the experience of being out on the training pitch, putting sessions on rather than being part of them, has been invaluable."