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Tunde Folawiyo | Ryan Giggs Scores Big as Interim United Manager

25/06/14 3:43 PM

Tunde FolawiyoInterim Manchester United manager and player Ryan Giggs has garnered the excitement of Red Devils’ fans across the globe as he led them to victory with a 4-0 defeat against Norwich. The newly managed Manchester United has undergone drastic changes in management with the recent sacking of David Moyes a mere ten months after he signed a 6-year contract following the retirement of Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson. Manchester United fans such as Tunde Folawiyo and millions of others may hold high hopes for the team’s future as talk’s swirl of Ryan Giggs’ potential to permanently replace Moyes as manager of one of the most famed teams in the history of sports.

Having delivered a “spine-tingling” pep talk before the team’s Norwich match, Ryan Giggs is a clear fan favorite as his current status as the longest-playing athlete in the club’s history says much of his loyalty to United. Players and league insiders alike have noted similarities between Giggs and famed player and coach Pep Guardiola, who has garnered worldwide fame for his seamless transition into coaching. As one of the most respected coaches in the world of football, Guardiola’s record of victories is no doubt impressive, leading his team to a third Spanish title and two Champions League victories against United before announcing he would be stepping down in 2012. Guardiola’s stories of success may serve a tremendous source of inspiration for Giggs, who by this time, is undoubtedly eying the permanent position with hope.

As one of the most decorated athletes in football history, Ryan Giggs has long showcased immense talent on the field. With the respect of fans and teammates alike, Giggs the interim management position with pride, eager to impact change for a team that’s endured one of its worst seasons in recent memory. Beginning his career with United during the 1990-1991 season, Giggs currently holds a club record for appearances (2). With over 13 Premier League winner’s medals, three League Cup medals and a number of other esteemed accomplishments, Giggs’s contributions to the sport simply cannot be denied. He was named PFA Young Player of the year in 1992 and 1993, becoming the very first player in the league’s history to be awarded the two consecutive honors. In 2009, he won PFA Player of the Year, demonstrating the outstanding talent he has put forth in leading the Manchester United team to their many victories. Fans of Manchester United, including Tunde Folawiyo, may be overjoyed at the prospect of one of their very own following in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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