Ryan Giggs appointed player-coach at Manchester United
Manchester United confirm that Ryan Giggs will become a player-coach at Old Trafford with immediate effect
Manchester United have confirmed that Ryan Giggs will become a player-coach at Old Trafford with immediate effect.
Giggs, who turns 40 in November, is the latest addition to new manager David Moyes’s backroom team at Old Trafford.
“It’s a great privilege to be appointed a player-coach,” said Giggs. “I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear, having been both a player and part of the Manchester United family for so long.
“It’s no secret that I have been taking my qualifications and I see this as the first step in my future career. I’m really looking forward to working alongside David and the team.”
Moyes, who has succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson on a six-year contact, hailed Giggs as “an example” to any young players.
“I’m delighted that Ryan has accepted the chance to become player-coach,” said Moyes.
“His success and ability to adapt his game over a number of years gives him an unrivalled perspective on the modern game.
“His career is an example to any aspiring young player and I’m sure that both he and the players will benefit from his new role.”