United legend Ryan Giggs has been unveiled as the new wales manager after previously only racking up 10 months of managerial experience when managing United in 2014 after the departure of David Moyes. He also worked as assistant to Louis van Gaal during his time with United.
Ryan Giggs will follow in the footsteps of Wales’s most successful international manager of all time Chris Coleman who lead Wales to the semi-finals of the European Championships in 2016 after beating Belgium 3-1 in the quarter finals. The squad currently sit 19th in the Fifa world international rankings above the likes of the Netherlands and the USA. This is largely due to Wales frontman Gareth Bale bringing a dangerous attacking threat to every game.
Although Giggs has very little managerial experience one thing he does have a lot of is playing experience being a Manchester United player for 24 years, making 963 appearances and scoring 168 times for the club! During his time at Manchester United he enjoyed plenty of success managing to win 13 league titles and two Champions League trophies along with acquiring many other domestic successes. In addition to this he made 64 appearances for the Welsh national team and managed to score 12 goals for them.
Unfortunately, Wales haven’t qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia so the next task for Giggs will be acquiring qualification for the Euro’s in 2020 giving him plenty of time to get acclimatised to the squad. If you are however interested in betting on the World Cup this year, then keep an eye on FootyAccumulators for betting tips as well as the latest news and previews.
What has Giggs won across his career?
Premier League (13)
– 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13
Community Shield (9)
– 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
FA Cup (4)
– 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04
League Cup (3)
– 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09
Champions League (2)
– 1998-99, 2007-08
UEFA Super Cup (1)
Intercontinental Cup (1)
Club World Cup (1)
That’s a massive 34 trophies putting him just behind PSG’s Maxwell as the most decorated player of all time. Furthermore, when it comes to individual awards Giggs doesn’t lack these either picking up plenty of awards over the years most notably being included in the Premier League Team of the Year six times, winning Young Player of the Year two times and being included in the Team of the Century (1997-2007)