Ryan Giggs explains why he left Manchester United following Mourinho appointment

Manchester United had one manager for almost three decades, and then three managers within such a short space of time afterwards. One man who was in contention for the job last time around was Ryan Giggs, but the board opted to go for the tried and tested in Jose Mourinho.

The appointment of the self-proclaimed Special One threw Ryan Giggs’ situation right up into the air, with many expecting the Welshman to stay on as some sort of coach.

However, that didn’t happen and the former left-winger decided to call time on an almost thirty-year affiliation with Manchester United Football Club. Now, he has spoken out on why he chose to make that decision.

“It was the right time. There was a new manager and a new coaching staff,” he said.

“It was a brilliant two years education wise, but it was a tough two years. I was ready for a break away from football.”

At the end of the day, it was always going to be extremely tough for Giggsy to get the job under the current circumstances. United have been struggling, and taking another gamble could’ve seen Edward Woodward lose his job if it didn’t go correctly.

For Giggs, he has to get himself back into the game managing elsewhere and show exactly what he can do. Hopefully, he has what it takes and we’ll see him back at the Theatre of Dreams in the future.

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