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What the Class of 92 did next

Aaron Gales
ANALYST
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782   //    14 Feb 2019, 03:24 IST

'Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville,, David beckham and Gary Neville were the Class of 92
'Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville,, David beckham and Gary Neville were the Class of 92

With Paul Scholes seemingly poised to take his first job as a manager at Oldham Athletic, the paths taken by the so called 'Class of 92' since their playing days ended have been as interesting as they have been varied.

As players, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville, played thousands of club games between them, represented their countries with distinction and won an incredible amount of trophies.

They remain tied together now, not only by their shared experiences as team-mates, but with their involvement in the rise through the leagues of Salford City, where they have transformed a non league football club into a professional outfit on the verge of becoming a Football League club after three successive promotions.

With millions of pounds in the bank from their lucrative playing days, they could have quite easily taken up comfortable positions in the television studio and relaxed for the rest of their days.

But they haven't. The drive that saw them become some of the best footballers in the country, and arguably the world has seen them take on a number of different projects, but one thing that has remained clear is their shared love of the game that made them, with all of them remaining in the game in some capacity or other.

What has been most encouraging to see is their willingness to take risks; none of them have followed a conventional path after retirement, whether that be a move into punditry, the women's game, dropping down the leagues or going abroad into club management or ownership.

In this article we look at what they have achieved since their playing days ended and what the future might have in store for them.

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