From the Back Pages, May 20: Ryan Giggs retires from playing after taking Manchester United No2 job

From the back pages
From the back pages

Ryan Giggs has retired from playing for Manchester United to concentrate on being Louis van Gaal’s assistant. (The Guardian)

Manchester United today confirmed the appointment of Louis van Gaal as the club’s next manager on a three-year contract with Ryan Giggs working as his No 2. (The Independent)

Richard Scudamore will not face any disciplinary action over sexist emails despite an intervention by David Cameron who said that a government minister would have lost his job in similar circumstances. The Premier League’s chief executive has admitted that he was wrong to enter into inappropriate exchanges but the clubs unanimously backed him to continue. (The Times)

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says the newly-crowned Premier League champions will act swiftly and decisively to strengthen their squad this summer. (The Mirror)

Barcelona have appointed their former midfielder Luis Enrique as their new manager. The 44-year-old, who led Celta Vigo this season, has agreed a two-year deal to take over from Gerardo Martino, who left his position after just one campaign in charge. (Daily Mail)

Bacary Sagna has opened talks with Manchester City as he seeks to make a final decision on his future before the World Cup. (The Telegraph)

LIONEL MESSI has signed a new contract with Barcelona, the Catalan giants have announced. (The Express)