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Giggs Appointed Player-Coach At United

New Manchester United manager David Moyes has made a canny appointment on his fourth day in the job.

He has appointed the club’s legendary veteran winger, Ryan Giggs, as a player-coach for the first-team.

The 39-year-old Welshman was touted as an outside bet to replace Alex Ferguson when the great Scot retired as manager last season.

He is the only active footballer with the relevant Uefa qualifications to manage, but signed a one-year contract extension to play for the Red Devils into his 40s.

Photo Gallery: Ryan Giggs throughout his Manchester United career 

This season will be Giggs’ first at United playing under a manager other than Fergie, and Moyes has wisely decided that he can use the greying star’s influence at Old Trafford as he grows into his own role there.

“His career is an example to any aspiring young player and I’m sure both he and the players will benefit from his new role," Moyes said, confirming Giggs’ appointment.

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

"It's no secret I've been taking my qualification. I see this as the first step in my future career," Giggs added.

Meanwhile, former United and Everton defender, Phil Neville, has been appointed as Moyes’ first-team coach.

Neville skippered the Toffees under Moyes, and intimately knows the Scotsman’s working methods, and understands his vision for United.

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