Ryan Giggs joins Manchester United's coaching staff

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has wasted no time in appointing his new backroom staff at Old Trafford. 

Following his appointments of Steve Round as assistant manager, Chris Woods as goalkeeping coach and Jimmy Lumsden as first-team coach at the club, Moyes has this morning announced Ryan Giggs will be joining his staff as a player-coach.

Former United player Phil Neville is also expected to be announced later today as another of Moyes’ coaches.

Following his appointment as a player-coach, Giggs said: "It's no secret I've been taking my qualification. I see this as the first step in my future career.

"It's a great privilege to be appointed as player-coach. 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. 

"I'm really looking forward to working alongside David and the team."

Moyes added: “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."

It is clear that Moyes is not only putting his own stamp on the club but appointing Giggs and Neville shows he is looking to take advantage of their experience.


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