After nearly three full decades, Ryan Giggs is leaving Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho’s appointment as boss and Giggs’ desire to be a first team manager made it seem like a foregone conclusion, but Giggs made it official with a long letter to fans of The Old Trafford set.
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Saying it’s “time for a new chapter and a new challenge,” the Welshman moves on.
My final thank you is to the fans. I cannot begin to tell you how much I will miss walking out at Old Trafford in front of you.
It’s extremely difficult to say goodbye after 29 years. I have loved every minute both as a player and assistant manager. The support you have always shown me has been phenomenal, thank you.
The message comes one day after the club football world truly turns the page on last season, and Giggs is a bit of a high-profile free agent. Where could he go next? He’s not English, but we wonder if the Three Lions might not have a gander.