Il calciatore del Manchester United Ryan Giggs ha annunciato che si ritirerà dal calcio professionistico

Ryan Giggs, storico giocatore del Manchester United e allenatore ad interim della squadra dopo l’esonero di David Moyes il 22 aprile 2014, ha annunciato sul sito del Manchester United il suo ritiro dal calcio professionistico. Oggi la società aveva confermato che il nuovo allenatore sarà Louis Van Gaal, di cui Giggs sarà assistente.

( Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United. I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. I have always felt and appreciated your support.