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Ryan Giggs Reveals Why He Left Manchester United

Ryan Giggs Reveals Why He Left Manchester United

Ryan Giggs is in perpetual footballing purgatory, stuck between wanting to be a manager and never getting a job in management, a land called tv punditry. He once had a job as an assistant manager and he revealed why he left Manchester United.

Back in the spring of 2014 when David Moyes was relieved of his duties and constant pain at Old Trafford by being sacked club legend Ryan Giggs suddenly found himself as Manchester United manager.

A groundswell of opinion was that the 13 time Premier League winner should have been given the job full time, despite his lack of experience. Instead the club brought Louis van Gaal to the club with Giggs becoming assistant manager with a view to him potentially taking over from the Dutchman eventually

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Giggs served on the back room team under Moyes and Van Gaal. Image: PA

Two years into LvG's three year contract with the Red Devils he was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho. Talking to the Manchester Evening News Giggs revealed that the premature end of that three year project made him decide to leave:

"There was no offer from Jose Mourinho. No offer. It was my choice to go. As soon as Louis was going I had made my decision to go.

"I had done two years and I wanted to do three years under Louis. It didn't happen. That was my plan to do my three years and see what happened after that.

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"Unfortunately, that was cut short. It happens. That's football. But I didn't really feel I could go on at the club in any other capacity apart from manager."

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The Welshman hasn't got into football management since leaving the club he was at for the entirety of his footballing career despite being linked with jobs at Swansea, Southampton and Sunderland.

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Giggs went on to tell the local paper about the links with clubs saying, "I have always said I would like to go into coaching but I am not in any rush. I am not desperate...I spoke to Swansea. It didn't work out.

"Because I have said I want to go into coaching and management every job that comes up I am linked with..and then I miss out on the job without having spoken to anyone! That's frustrating, but that's football. I don't expect to walk into a job and I have never expected that"

Neville's time at Valencia didn't really work out. Image: PA

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There's no guarantee that Giggs will end up in coaching and could join the likes of former teammate Gary Neville and former rival Jamie Carragher as career pundits.

Do you think Giggs will ever manage and where?

Topics: Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, Manchester United, Ryan Giggs

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