October 30 2014 Latest news:
Paddy Davitt, Norwich City Writer
Friday, April 25, 2014
Neil Adams is backing Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to become a managerial titan.
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.”