Ryan Giggs’ tenure as Manchester United manager might not last long, but he gave a memorable, end-of-season address Tuesday at Old Trafford.
Following his team’s 3-1 win over Hull City, Giggs thanked the Manchester United faithful for their continued support, promised “more success” in the future and assured them the “good times” would soon return.
Manchester United is one game away from the end of a failed 2013-14 season in which it fell from first to seventh place in the Premier League and mounted no serious challenge for the domestic cups or UEFA Champions League.
Former manager David Moyes presided over Manchester United’s decline for 10 months before he was fired in late April. Giggs replaced Moyes and lead Manchester United to two wins and one defeat in his three games as caretaker manager.
Dutch national team head coach Louis van Gaal is expected to be named Manchester United’s permanent manager this week and take over after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Tuesday marked Manchester United’s last home game of the season, and Giggs was performing his managerial duty in delivering the address. Giggs appeared to start to cry at one point and even paused to wipe tears from his face.
The 41-year-old player-manager could retire as a player and leave Manchester United this summer as he pursues the next step in his coaching career.
See Giggs’ emotional end-of-season speech below (you might want to raise the volume, too).