The 40-year-old Welshman may have been expecting some tough questions following his appointment as interim manager at Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes after 11 months.
However, what the Red Devils’ midfielder may not have been expecting was for his press conference to begin with a case of mistaken identity as a journalist put a question to him addressing him as David.
Giggs casually laughed it off but the slip of the tongue from the journalist is quite an oversight considering the Red Devils’ club legend has won no less than 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions League titles and the FIFA Club World Cup – one would have thought he was established enough to be recognizable.
The player-coach carried on with the press conference to state being appointed even temporarily was the ‘proudest moment of his life’. He revealed he was a little nervous and his first call as coach was to ask for advice from Sir Alex Ferguson.
It seems, at present, unlikely that Giggs will stay on as the permanent replacement for David Moyes – Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal remains the bookmakers’ favourite to take the job at Old Trafford but, should the team see a resurgence under Giggs for their remaining games this season, I’d expect him, at the very least, to be kept around as assistant manager or perhaps remain in his coaching capacity until, who knows, one day the job may well end up back in his hands.