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United appoint Giggs as player-coach

4 July 2013 11:56

Manchester United manager David Moyes has appointed Ryan Giggs as player-coach.

The 39-year-old, who agreed a one-year contract extension at the club in March, will combine a role in the first-team squad with his new backroom position.

Moyes said: "I'm delighted that Ryan has accepted the chance to become player-coach. 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."

Giggs has already begun taking his coaching badges and is due to attain his UEFA Pro Licence next year.

The Welshman says he is honoured to take up the position, and will look to help the club to achieve even more success under the guidance of new boss Moyes.

"It's a great privilege to be appointed a player/coach," he said.

"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."

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