Manchester United’s interim boss Ryan Giggs savours ‘proudest moment’ as he prepares for Norwich City
PUBLISHED: 10:34 25 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:36 25 April 2014
Ryan Giggs admitted it was the proudest moment of his life when he was asked to take charge of Manchester United as the Welshman gears up for his Premier League managerial bow against Norwich City at Old Trafford.
Moyes lost his job on Tuesday and Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, was asked to step in by chief executive, Ed Woodward. The 40-year-old is still to retire as a player but will assume managerial responsibilities for the final month of the season. Giggs told the club’s television station on Friday he had no hesitation in accepting the offer.
“When Ed asked me to look after the team for the remaining four games, I had no hesitation in saying yes,” he told MUTV. “I’ve got to say this is the proudest moment of my life. The club has been the biggest part of my life since I was 14. I’m proud, happy, a little bit nervous, but just like I am as a player, I can’t wait for the game on Saturday. I can’t wait for 5.30 tomorrow when we walk out at Old Trafford. I know the place will be rocking. I’ve told the players ‘I trust you and I know what you’re capable of. Go out there and show it’.”
Giggs has vowed to put a smile back on the faces of Manchester United fans after a difficult season following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and the appointment of Moyes.
“I want to bring back some smiles on the faces of the fans. I can’t wait for the game, the players are excited too,” he said. “I know the stadium will be bouncing. “I’d like to thank David for giving me my first chance in coaching. It was something I’ll always remember when he rang me in the summer and asked me to come on board. Obviously I was still playing but he’s given me my first opportunity of a coaching role.”