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Giggs' confirmed as new assistant manager, speaks out on Van Gaal

Ryan Giggs will be assistant manager to Louis van Gaal when the veteran Dutch coach takes over after the World Cup.

Ian Walton

As well as the confirmation of Louis van Gaal as Manchester United's new manager, we also have more news: Ryan Giggs will be his assistant manager.

On the official website, the club confirmed Giggs' role, with everyone's favourite Red, Ed Woodward, saying:

"I'm delighted that Louis has chosen Ryan as his assistant. Ryan's association with the club spans over two decades and his knowledge and stature will be of great use to Louis. In addition, this is a fantastic opportunity for Ryan to learn his trade alongside a world-class manager whose attacking instincts and belief in youth are tailor-made for Manchester United."

Yes, "chosen Ryan as his assistant." Right. Oh, and as for the man himself, Giggs said:

"I am thrilled to have the chance to serve as assistant manager. Louis van Gaal is a world-class coach and I know I will learn a lot about coaching from being able to observe and contribute at such close quarters. Manchester United has been a huge part of my life and I'm delighted to be able to continue that relationship in such a key role."