Ryan Giggs

The most decorated player in English football history, Ryan Giggs played at Manchester United for his entire professional career and won 35 major trophies: 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Champions League titles and one FIFA Club World Cup. He also represented Wales on 64 occasions and captained the Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics.

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 in July 2013. Towards the end of his first season in the role, Giggs took charge of the first team as interim manager following the departure of 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. He was appointed manager of Wales in 2018 and got off to a dream start with the national team, recording a 6-0 away win over China. He subsequently led Wales to qualification for the European Championship finals.