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Ji-sung Park becomes Manchester United club ambassador

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Manchester United have confirmed that Ji-sung Park has returned to Old Trafford to take on a new role as club ambassador.

The retired midfielder, who spent seven years with the Red Devils between 2005 and 2012, will attend various events and functions over the world on behalf of the club.

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Park's new role

The former South Korea international will also promoted the work that Manchester United does within the community with its partners and share anecdotes from his time at Old Trafford.

Park, a popular figure amongst supporters at Old Trafford thanks to his commendable work ethic, won a host of major honours during his spell with the 20-time English champions including four Premier League titles, three League Cups and a Champions League winners' medal.

Park relishing return

He is now relishing the opportunity of returning to the club and beginning the next chapter of his career with the Red Devils.

"I have fond memories of my time at Manchester United and I am delighted and honoured to have become an ambassador for the club," the 33-year-old told the club's official website.

"Some of the best moments of my life and career were spent here and I will never forget the great support I had from the club and the fans. I am looking forward to once again representing United and sharing some of these memories with our global fanbase."

Richard Arnold hails Park

Park's return has also been hailed by Richard Arnold, Manchester United's group managing director, who commented: "Ji was a fantastic servant for the club and I’m delighted that he is becoming an ambassador for Manchester United.

"He has always been a favourite with our fans both at Old Trafford and around the world and this new role will give him the chance to meet many of these fans and share his stories.

"Ji joins a long list of ex-players who are now working with the club in various guises; from ambassadorial appearances, media work and in coaching roles at the Aon Training Complex.

"It demonstrates the club’s ability to not only attract some of the best talent in the world, but retain it even after the players have retired."

United add another ambassador to the list

Indeed, several United legends are currently working at Old Trafford as club ambassadors, including Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Bryan Robson, Gary Neville, Andy Cole and Peter Schmeichel.

Manchester United are also reportedly hoping to add former defender Rio Ferdinand to their list of ambassadors when it brings an end to his playing career.

Ferdinand is currently plying his trade at Queens Park Rangers, the club Park moved to after leaving Manchester United two years ago.

However, the South Korean icon's spell at Loftus Road was disappointing, and he left the club following their relegation to the Championship in 2013.

After that he made a loan move back to PSV Eindhoven, where he enjoyed success before his transfer to United, and scored two goals in 27 appearances before finally deciding to call time on his glittering career.

Park also amassed 100 international caps, scoring 13 goals, before retiring from international football in 2011.

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