Former Manchester United striker Mark Hughes believes Ryan Giggs could combine roles as a Premier League player and international manager.
The comments come amidst rumours that Wales could turn to Giggs as their new manager after John Toshack's exit, although Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has already poured cold water over the whispers.
Hughes is well positioned to speak on the speculation, having taken the Welsh position whilst still playing in the Premier League himeself.
"I was still playing in the Premier League when I got the Wales job. The way I coped with it was by separating both roles. At the club I was very much a player but had a different attitude when I was with the international squad," said the Fulham boss.
"Maybe if Ryan got the job he'd do it in a different way and it will be interesting to see if he's interested in it. He has to decide if it's right for him but I'd recommend it to him. If he rang I'd say take it."
Giggs is currently enjoying a swan-song at Old Trafford alongside veterans Paul Scholes and Gary Neville, and all three are having a major impact for the Red Devils during the current campaign.
Brian Flynn has been placed in temporary charge of the Red Dragon, but Hughes believes the FAW should appoint Giggs as the long-term successor to Toshack knowing that his days with Manchester United could be limited.
"For me it was the best thing I ever did - it enabled me to become the manager I am now because it's a huge learning curve. For a young manager it's fantastic," the former Manchester City manager concluded.
For now Giggs will concentrate on his Manchester United playing career though, starting with the Champions League clash against Glasgow Rangers tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
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