Ryan Giggs could be set for a future role on Manchester United's backroom staff after Sir Alex Ferguson welcomed his decision to do a UEFA coaching course.
Giggs, 34, is due to start studying for his UEFA 'A' licence under the control of the Football Association of Wales in Aberystwyth in June. The Welsh winger is United's most-decorated player and continues to play a key role for Ferguson's men even in the twilight of his brilliant career.
Despite his fine current form Giggs is already eyeing up a role in the game once he finally retires, with Ferguson hinting there would be a place for him at Old Trafford.
"Ryan is 34 now and with all players who have had long careers, they start thinking about what they are going to do when they finish," Ferguson said. "Players like Ryan, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes will follow the pattern of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, I am sure of that.
"It is something we will be looking at in terms of a future with us in relation to a position at the club in some shape or form because they have been fantastic examples," Ferguson continued. "It they take their coaching badges, it is a further addition to their CV in what they can offer the game."
The Scot concluded by saying: "there is no doubt when it comes to personality, experience and lifestyle, they are absolutely perfect for a club."