In this session, because the defending team is facing an overload, it is important for them to work together in the best ways possible. It is up to the attacking team to take advantage of their overload and score goals. MORE
The most decorated player in English football history, Ryan Giggs played at Manchester United for his entire professional career.
As a player, he made over 900 competitive appearances for the club and won 35 major trophies, picking up 13 Premier League winner’s medals, four FA Cup winner’s medals, three League Cup winner’s medals, two UEFA Champions League winner’s medals and one FIFA Club World Cup winner’s medal. He also represented Wales on 64 occasions and captained the Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics.
Tipped by Sir Alex Ferguson to become a great manager, Giggs completed his UEFA Pro Licence in 2014 while still playing. Indeed, his first move into coaching came at the tail end of his playing career at Manchester United, when he was appointed as a player–coach at the club in July 2013.
Towards the end of his first season in the role, Giggs took charge of the first team in a caretaker role following the departure of manager David Moyes. He oversaw two wins, a draw and a defeat in his four games at the helm, and he was credited with the promotion of youth players to the first team.
He was subsequently appointed as assistant manager to Louis van Gaal, spending two seasons in the role before leaving Old Trafford.
Appointed manager of Wales in January 2018, Giggs set out his stall from the start, saying: “I’d like to think I’d be the same kind of manager I was as a player, with professionalism but also a little bit of fun along the way”. He didn’t disappoint and got off to a dream start with the national team, recording a 6-0 away win over China in March.