Updated: 16/07/2012 10:45 | By pa.press.net

Giggs prepares for coaching career



Ryan Giggs, pictured, is taking the opportunity to learn as much as possible from Stuart Pearce

Ryan Giggs, pictured, is taking the opportunity to learn as much as possible from Stuart Pearce

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs is pondering a career in management when he hangs up his boots.

The 38-year-old is captaining the Great Britain Olympic team and is taking the opportunity to learn as much as possible from Stuart Pearce and his coaching staff.

Giggs told the Daily Mirror: "Coaching is something I'm looking at more and more. In the middle of last season, I completed my UEFA A Licence, which was good. It's a different side of things, completely different to being a player."

He added: "I want to gather as much knowledge as I can and prepare myself as best as I can, if I do want to go into management or coaching.

"The Olympics is a great platform, it's different being involved in tournament football to league football.

"I ask as many questions as I can at United and I've been the same here with Great Britain."

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15/07/2012 08:43
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"I want to gather as much knowledge as I can and prepare myself as best as I can"

 

well if your dedication as a man utd "player" is anything to go by, and the fact that you`ve been watching the greatest manager of all time for the past 20+ years, im hoping you stick around at OT.

GL Ryan :D

15/07/2012 13:09
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Not a UTD fan, but can appreciate what a great player GIGGS has been. As for his private life, none of my business
15/07/2012 11:27
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As a liverpoool fan it kills to say that giggs has been class player over the years but if he want's to be a manager then don't learn off stuart pearce he hasn't got a clue on how to be a good manager never did anything at city never won anything with the u21's and  leaving beckham out of team GB not for footballing reasons but because he's jealous.
15/07/2012 08:47
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I think maybe perhaps Ryan could teach Pearce a thing or two about coaching,like first of all that the idea of the game is to get the ball (a) into the oppositions goal(b) as many times possible

15/07/2012 09:07
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Ryan has produced brilliant and intelligent football all his career. He has never failed to attack defenders like a lot of other highly paid players. And his work rate has always been high.
15/07/2012 13:08
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Not a UTD fan, but can appreciate what a great player GIGGS has been. As for his private life, none of my business
15/07/2012 11:01
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Giggs will make a good coach/manager, he is a great professional and he knows the game inside out.

Alot of small minded people will always bring up what happened in his personal life, and that is his personal life. I suppose everyone who brings this up have a squeeky clean life and have made no mistakes at all or support other players who have never made a mistake in their personal life.

True football fans can recognise what Giggs has acheived in his career, not many players can ever match this.

15/07/2012 10:08
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@Geordie Male

 

Don't shake your head too much m8 or that braincell may fall out of your ear .

 

Ryan Giggs has been one of ( if not the ) greatest players to ever grace our game , how anyone who purports to follow football in any shape or form can say otherwise is beyond me . Alan Shearer is one of the best strikers ever Mr Geordie Male and you won't see me namecalling him just because he plays for another club , maybe because i'm obviously so much more mature than you . If you asked Shearer his opinion about Giggs he would agree with me 100% .

15/07/2012 11:05
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I would rather support a professional that has won just about every club honour going multiple of times, who made a mistake in his personal life than a player who has won next to nothing that teamed up to give some lad a kicking outside a nightclub.

He is a great professional inside the game and knows the game inside out, he will make a good coach/manager.

15/07/2012 16:10
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giggs is one of the few loyal players left in the game today the majority of players now are just interested in money and moving on as for giggs private life what he did was wrong trying to pay to keep it quiet was even worse but has nothing to do with his footballing life
15/07/2012 11:24
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most successfull players do not make successfull managers? its a common fact,giggs has been great,no doubt about it,absolute legend,only time will tell.l wish him well
15/07/2012 11:31
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I can't think of anyone who should be copied less than Stuart Pearce. He spends the whole game running up and down, shouting at the players - a complete distraction. His achievements at Man City show the result.
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Fergie is the best teacher for him. But many great players are not great managers. Must teach at young guys firstly.

15/07/2012 14:19
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I wish him well. What a great player still going strong at 38.
15/07/2012 10:17
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@Bob

 

What are you on ???

 

This is an article about Ryan wanting to take up coaching when his playing days are over , making accusations based on unproven journalistic rumours is rather stupid . You are nothing more than a narrow minded bigot and have never been a true football fan .

15/07/2012 10:32
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I am glad of the fact he recognizes that tournament and league football are different. Him a Welsh man wont have much tournament experience  
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Giggs knows MUFC inside and out and could if he was prepared to spend more time under SAF take over one day.
15/07/2012 11:55
15/07/2012 15:32
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great player with right football pedigree , just dont let him coach in womens football 
15/07/2012 09:37
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Obviously a lot more than would trust you Zion 2
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