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Ryan Giggs drops hint that he will manage United again

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Ryan Giggs believes his experience as Manchester United's short-term interim manager was good preparation "for the next time it happens".

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes he will one day manage the club again after overseeing the final four games of the 2013/14 campaign.

Giggs was placed in an interim role and is not set to serve as Louis van Gaal's assistant manager once the Dutchman returns from his World Cup duties with the Netherlands.

Speaking in a new documentary, Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager, an insight in to the Welshman’s final year as a player at Old Trafford, Giggs hinted at his intention to be in permanent charge of the Red Devils sometime in the future.

He said: "It's been a whirlwind and I wouldn't change it for the world. It was just a brilliant experience, one that I thoroughly enjoyed and will be all the better for next time it happens."

A select number of fans were eager for Giggs to be given the managerial job on a full-time basis, but the United hierarchy opted for the experience of current Holland boss Louis van Gaal.

He will be the 62-year-old’s assistant and intends to get as much out of the role as he can as he takes his first steps into coaching after calling time on his incredible playing career.

"I met Louis and the meeting went really well, I liked him instantly and I'm looking forward to working with him and learning from him," said Giggs in the ITV documentary.

The Welshman made a record 963 appearances for United, winning an unbelievable 34 trophies during his time with the club.

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