2012 Olympics

Giggs considering coaching role

July 15, 2012
By ESPN staff

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has confirmed he will consider a career in coaching when he retires from playing football.

Ryan Giggs Great Britain Team GB Olympics
PA PhotosRyan Giggs will skipper Team GB at London 2012

• Neville has no plans to manage

Giggs, 38, will play for United for at least another season after he signed a one-year extension to his contract in February.

The Welshman's former Red Devils team-mate Gary Neville ruled out a career in management on Saturday, but Giggs appears more open to the possibility.

The midfielder will skipper Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics and he sees the experience as an ideal opportunity to build on his growing skill set.

Giggs told the Daily Mirror: 'Coaching is something I'm looking at more and more. In the middle of last season, I completed my UEFA A Licence, which was good. It's a different side of things, completely different to being a player.

"I want to gather as much knowledge as I can and prepare myself as best as I can, if I do want to go into management or coaching.

"The Olympics is a great platform, it's different being involved in tournament football to league football. I ask as many questions as I can at United and I've been the same here with Great Britain."