United: Ryan Giggs ‘the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility’ as interim manager

Manchester United announced on Tuesday following their sacking of David Moyes that Ryan Giggs would steer the team through their last four matches.

David Moyes and Ryan Giggs look on during a Manchester United training session at the end of March. Alex Livesey / Getty Images / March 31, 2014
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Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs was on Tuesday appointed interim manager of Manchester United, shortly after the club announced the sacking of David Moyes.

“Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made,” read a statement on the United website.

“The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.”

Giggs, 40, made his United debut in March 1991 and has made a record 962 appearances for the club, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups, four League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

He has no previous managerial experience, but has combined his role as a player with a position on United’s coaching staff since the start of the current campaign.

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