Ryan Giggs wants to learn from new Man United boss Louis van Gaal
Manchester United No2 Ryan Giggs is hoping to gain experience from working with new manager Louis van Gaal
Ryan Giggs is hoping to learn a lot from new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
The 40-year-old took temporary charge of the Red Devils following David Moyes’s sacking in April, leading United to two victories in four Premier League games.
I have gained that experience from Sir Alex [Ferguson] but last year I was still playing so I wasn’t really focused on the coaching and the other side of things
Van Gaal is one of Europe’s most-decorated managers after winning top-flight titles in Holland, Germany and Spain, as well as lifting the Champions League with Ajax.
And Giggs, who is still completing his Uefa badges, is hoping to learn from Van Gaal like the Welshman did working under Britain’s most-successful manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
“When I took the job there were a lot of things that I was quite happy with, but there and was the odd thing where I thought ‘I’m not quite ready for this’. Well it wasn’t that I wasn’t ready for it, but I could do with a little bit more experience,” Giggs told the FA’s website.
“I have gained that experience from Sir Alex [Ferguson] but last year I was still playing so I wasn’t really focused on the coaching and the other side of things.
“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 for so long but also I am now getting to see how other people work as well. I got a taste of David Moyes and now Louis Van Gaal this year.”