Ryan Giggs Lands New Job As Youth Director Of Vietnamese Academy
After months of rumours surrounding his next move in football, which have seen him linked to several managerial positions up and down the English Football League, Ryan Giggs has finally put pen to paper on a new job which will see him head up a youth academy in Vietnam.
The 13-time Premier League champion will begin his new role as head of the academy at Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents FC (PVF) on 20th November, which will see him be "responsible for coaching players, training coaches and participating in building and developing PVF to become the leading youth football training centre in Vietnam, in line with the famous football academies across the world," as per an official statement via PVF's website.
And Giggs may not be the only Class of '92 alumni to be signing on with PVF.
According to the Mirror, Paul Scholes is going to be named as a technical advisor, alongside Giggs and the pair will be presented at an official ceremony in a week's time at PVF's new training centre.
Giggs served as Louis Van Gaal's assistant for two seasons and also took charge as player/manager for four games in the 2013/14 season after David Moyes was sacked. Images: PA
Giggs had served as Louis Van Gaal's assistant manager during the Dutchman's two year spell in charge at Old Trafford, where many people expected Giggs to eventually become manager.
However, Van Gaal's reign was, well, inconsistent to say the least and the United board decided against opting for Giggs to succeed the Dutchman and instead appointed Jose Mourinho.
Scholes has been linked with several jobs, including the manager's position at Oldham Athletic, over the last year or so, but has so far stuck to punditry during his retirement. Images: PA
PVF are based in Ho Chi Minh City and currently play in the Vietnamese V League's second tier. They will be hoping the partnership of Giggs and Scholes can inspire them to greater things over the next two years.
Scholes did briefly return to Old Trafford in a coaching capacity when Giggs took over as player/manager for four games at the back end of the 2013/14 season following the sacking of David Moyes.
(H/T The Mirror)
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