Giggs set to be offered coaching role by Moyes at Man U

Updated: May 15, 2013, 13:57 PM IST

London: Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs is reportedly set to be offered a coaching role at the club by new boss David Moyes so that he can use the popularity and experience of Giggs at Old Trafford for a smooth transition at the club.

Moyes, who officially takes over from Sir Alex Ferguson on July 1, wants Giggs to combine a playing and coaching role in what is expected to be the United legend`s final season in the first-team.

Veteran Giggs has signed a one-year extension to play on for United next season but is expected to play a peripheral role, with more emphasis on him helping out behind the scenes as Moyes settles in at Old Trafford.

Moye views Giggs as an invaluable link to the United dressing-rooom, adding that the outgoing Everton boss is also considering approaching retired United midfielder Paul Scholes for a coaching job.

Giggs, who picked up his 13th Premier League winner`s medal following United`s latest title triumph, has completed his coaching badges and has expressed his readiness for a coaching job at the club under the aegis of Moyes.

Stating that he wanted to prepare himself for either a future as a coach or a manager, Giggs, who had played 940 times for United, said that it had been a tough time for him combining his playing sessions with his coaching lessons, although he had enjoyed the process.