Retain Giggs as assistant, say Goal Singapore readers

The Manchester United legend was selected to take charge of the club's final games after David Moyes's sacking, but will be replaced when a new appointment is made

It is not unusual for a new manager to make a winning debut with his team. But when you are Ryan Giggs and you do it with Manchester United, then it's a different story altogther.

The 40-year-old club legend, handed the reins on an interim basis after David Moyes's sacking, enjoyed a 4-0 victory on his first game in the Old Trafford hotseat as Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata struck twice each to see off struggling Norwich City. The latter scored within minutes of coming on, as Giggs's golden touch extended to his choice of substitutions.

It must have been a surreal sight for supporters of the club to see four members of the famed Class of '92 sit together in the dugout, with Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes accompanying their old team-mate. While the quarter do not have much in terms of coachin experience, their mere presence and legacy alone ensured the entire mood around the Theatre of Dreams was an utterly different one to when it was under Moyes.

While reports have surfaced that Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal is set to take over on a permanent basis next season, it seems to make sense for the veteran midfielder to be retained on the coaching staff. Indeed, a rather large majority of Goal Singapore readers are in favour of that, with 87.2% indicating that it would be wise to have Giggs stay on as assistant manager to help with the interaction with players and facilitate a smoother transition.

Perhaps they were aware that Moyes brought in his own backroom staff and released all the previous ones under Sir Alex Ferguson, which didn't really help to endear him to his new players. However, there is still a small minority of 12.8% who feel that the next man should do likewise.

While the football world keeps a keen eye on the man to be revealed as Manchester United manager, Giggs himself will surely be eyeing a continued and more involved role in the coaching set-up.