Norwich City’s Neil Adams - Ryan Giggs has learned from the best at Manchester United

Neil Adams could have a decision to make whether he stays with Norwich City. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Neil Adams could have a decision to make whether he stays with Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Friday, April 25, 2014
11:30 AM

Neil Adams is backing Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to become a managerial titan.

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Adams’ Norwich City squad will bid to spoil Giggs’ first match in interim charge since replacing David Moyes at Old Trafford this weekend but the Canaries’ boss is in doubt the 40-year-old will make a successful transition. Giggs has won 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues in a glittering playing career and Adams believes he will have learned from working under one of the best in the business.

“Having spent however many years being coached by Sir Alex Ferguson and winning things almost on a yearly basis you cannot help but be inspired by that sort of education,” said Adams. “He is the type who seems to have been learning as he went along ready for when he does hang up his boots. He has been doing his badges, learning from the best and he must have amassed a vast amount of knowledge.

“He has been in the job a couple of days now and from my own experience it will be a whirlwind for him. He will have people knocking on his doors asking him to make decisions and if he is like me he will really just want to be out on the pitch and get his team sorted along with his tactics and formations.”

Adams believes Giggs will be able to galvanise an under-performing squad.

“He’ll command absolute respect in that changing room. He is one of the best players we have produced,” he said. “He was in the first team from a very young age and he is still playing now. He can still do a job at the top level so the experience he has gained from all those years is invaluable. It is probably the reason he has been given the interim job because the players know and respect him. He has an opportunity to have a crack at it. I played against him a few times and he was a fabulous player. We tended to be on the same side of the pitch a lot and in those early days he was frightening when he had the ball.”

5 comments

  • What's the point in running these articles? - we're already relegated and we will finish bottom of the table - let me explain why; Point 1 - We were always going to lose against Liverpool last week bearing in mind the players ran out at Carrow Road with the team talk given by Rodgers still ringing in their ears re 25 years since Hillsborough, quotes by mother of one of the departed etc etc - the only surprise was that Suarez didn't score 3+ goals - result zero points. Point 2 - we are meeting Man Utd on their turf rejuvenated by Moyes' departure - 75,000 screaming fans and 11 man Utd players playing out of their skins to impress - result 6 - 0 to Utd and zero points for us. Point 3 - we will be meeting Chelsea on their own turf still smarting from the thumping that Liverpool gave them the previous week due to Morinho selecting a reserve team line up to face them because of their Champions League commitments. They will have a point to prove and they will prove it against us - we will be lambs to the slaughter -result 6 - 0 to Chelsea -zero points for us. Point 4 - We will be facing an Arsenal squad who will need 3 points for Champions League football and fourth place - result 6 - 0 to Arsenal and zero points and we will whimper out of the Premier league finishing bottom on 32 points with a powder puff squad barely capable of holding their own in the Championship. This club is unlikely to make a challenge for promotion back to the Premier League for at least 10-15 years if not more.

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    57charles

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Agreed, Goldie. I didn't like reading the comments from Adams, but I suppose it may be better than stirring up a hornet's nest. Perhaps just leaving it to simple, indifferent comments would have been the best approach.

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    NorthCarolinaCanary

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • We should be very concerned about the "feel good factor" that the promotion of Giggs will have have on United. He will probably have the team playing an inspired style of football. The best hope we have is that we get on the board early and that their defenders have an off day. Missing Vidic, Evra, and Rafael can work to our advantage if they play a back line that has less continuity. Also, their fullbacks pose less of a threat in an attacking sense, but Buttner is a solid replacement to Evra. I see Rooney and their midfield as a serious threat. Welbeck's athleticism could give us trouble if they play him up top. Hernandez gives us trouble with his poaching ability - he crashes the net very well. In the corresponding fixture last season Kagawa had a hat trick and I can see Giggs calling on him to supply some creativity to their midfield. Hopefully Johnson can give Fellaini the business and frustrate him as he has in the past Fletcher is a solid two-way player and Valencia and Nani always pose a threat from wide positions. It will be a tough game, for sure.

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    NorthCarolinaCanary

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Adams has made his first mistake, bigging up the opposition before we are about to play them.

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    goldie

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Oops Paddy, do you mean Adams is in *no* doubt that Giggs will make a successful transition?! Otherwise seems a bit harsh from Nayul!

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    MancCanary

    Friday, April 25, 2014

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