Louis van Gaal has confirmed that he plans to retain Ryan Giggs as the coach next season which means that the Manchester United veteran will remain at the club. Van Gaal is widely expected to be named as the new Manchester United manager in the next few days. United have been talking with the Dutch national team coach for the last few weeks. He has been their first choice after the sacking of David Moyes a few weeks ago. Ryan Giggs was in charge of the team for the last few matches as an interim coach, but there was speculation that he would leave the club at the end of the season in order to pursue a managerial career.
It seems that Giggs will be staying on at Old Trafford, where he has been playing for the last two decades. The 40-year-old is one of the cherished players at the club, but he is set to hang up his boots. He will continue as the coach of the team. Giggs’ record in the last four matches certainly did not help the cause as they managed only one convincing win and that came against relegation threatened Norwich. Van Gaal will be stepping down from the Dutch national team after the end of the World Cup 2014.
“When I go to a new club, I always want to keep one coach from the existing staff and that person at Bayern was Herman Kerland, who is still working under Pep Guardiola. I wanted to know who was coming through the youth system – and he is the man who said to me ‘(Thomas) Muller, Badstuber and Alaba. These are the players. So I let them train with the first team, I observed them – and then I decided where they were going to play,” said the former Bayern Munich coach.