The Welshman was so determined to maintain his incredible standards that he was initially reticent to accept David Moyes ’ offer to become part of his backroom staff.
Giggs was named as a player-coach this summer, but revealed to the Manchester Evening News: “I got the call when I was in Turkey doing my coaching badges.
“My initial thought was ‘How will it affect the playing side of things?’ as I was obviously preparing to play for another year.
“I spoke to a few people and had a think about it, and I could only see plus points, no minuses.
“The manager was great and told me he sees me as a player first and foremost, but said he wanted me on the staff as well.
“It’s an exciting chance for me and one that I couldn’t turn down.”
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