New Manchester United manager David Moyes will offer Ryan Giggs a role on his backroom team from next season in a player-coach role at Old Trafford, claim The Mirror.
Giggs signed a new one-year deal at United to take his career at the Theatre of Dreams into a 24th year but having attained the necessary coaching badges, the Welshman's future points towards a wider role with the Premier League champions.
Moyes will join United from 1 July and is still to assemble his backroom team for the new season with current Everton assistant boss Steve Round and Phil Neville among the candidates to join the Scot.
But Moyes is expected to tap into Giggs' depth of experience at United and offer him a player-coach role ahead of the new campaign to help manage the transition following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson after over 26 years at the helm.
The former Wales international began taking his coaching qualifications prior to the turn of the decade and would be valuable asset to Moyes in his first season at United, not least a popular appointment among supporters.
"Everyone who has played and managed would say that playing is much, much easier. Players come in to train at nine o'clock and they are at home by at half twelve," Giggs previously admitted.
"Managers spend their time worrying about the team, so it is a completely different job and situation.
"Succeeding Gary [Speed] was never really an option for me though. I spoke to the gaffer and United were ready to offer me a new deal. I wanted to play on."
"I'm doing my necessary qualifications, which I'm close to finishing now," Giggs added earlier this month.
"I wanted to do that and prepare myself as best I can, if I do go into coaching or I do go into management, when I'm finished.
"I've done that while I'm playing, which at times can be tough, doing homework and going on courses while you're still playing, or doing coaching sessions after training.
"I've enjoyed it and it's probably the natural progression. Whether I'll do it straight away or take a bit of time off when I finish, I don't know.
"But at the moment I'm just enjoying my football and preparing myself as best I can for when I finish."