Ryan Giggs's first competitive game as Wales manager started well with a 4-1 win over the Republic of Ireland last week.

I'd like to say all the early signs are very positive. Having met him and been in his company, and having been an excellent player, he's a great ambassador for Welsh football.

He's doing everything right at the minute; he's picking young players but is still bringing in the experienced ones too.

But all the signs are right even though he, prior to Thursday night, only had a few friendlies, including against Mexico in the summer.

Now's he got a competitive game under his belt, you'll begin to see him start to put a stamp on the team, with how he wants to play and work.

I think you're going to see subtle changes. I don't think he's going to make changes in a massive way because Wales aren't obviously blessed with so many players to choose from.

I hoped, and it was proven, that he started well competitively and then if the players, the supporters and everyone else get behind them like they did for Chris Coleman, and if he gets half as much support then he's already doing well.

Giggs will be afforded time in this job because international football is different to club football, and he's got the right backroom staff around him too.

That includes Osian Roberts, who was with Chris Coleman and knows the set-up well, plus Albert Stuivenburg who he worked with at Manchester United and is an excellent coach.