The 40-year-old Manchester United legend was appointed interim manager this week following the sacking of David Moyes after 11 months in charge at Old Trafford.
The Wales midfield ace seemed relaxed in his first meeting with the press and revealed that, whilst he was nervous, it was the ‘proudest moment of [his] life’.
Whilst the player-coach may be feeling a little uneasy at the prospect of being in charge of the Premier League’s most successful club and the most popular footballing brand across the world, he may take comfort in knowing he has more medals than the other top six teams in the league combined.
Giggs has won no less than 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cup titles, four League Cup titles, nine Community Shield titles, two Champions League titles, one UEFA Super Cup title, one Intercontinental Cup title and one FIFA Club World Cup title which tallies up to 35 medals in total and 30 domestic medals.
Premier League leaders Liverpool have been in sensational form under Brendan Rodgers this term – the Northern Irishman has not won a top tier title just yet though. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is regarded as one of the most successful coaches on the planet but the Portuguese has won 20 titles in his 12-year career but still only 6 medals in England across his two spells with the Blues.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has won 10 titles across his career in Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Spain and England but has only won the League Cup in England so far and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has won 11 medals in his 18 years in charge of the Gunners.
New Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been a real trailblazer with his work at Swansea and Wigan but the Spaniard has won just one top tier competition in last season’s FA Cup and Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has never won a title as manager but won the Premier League title as a player with Blackburn Rovers.
The top six teams in the Premier League can count a total of 20 domestic medals across the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield as players and managers but are still ten titles behind Manchester United’s interim coach.
As an individual Giggs has been awarded the PFA Player of the Year twice, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year once, the FWA Tribute Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the Golden Foot, been indicted into the English Football Hall of Fame and been honoured with an OBE for service to football.
It’s quite a CV, to say the least.