Manchester United's Ryan Giggs "couldn't turn down" coaching role

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Ryan Giggs says that he saw no negatives to the prospect of becoming a coach at Manchester United.

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has revealed that he "couldn't turn down" the chance to join the club's coaching staff earlier this summer.

The 39-year-old will continue to be available for selection to manager David Moyes during the upcoming Premier League season, but he will also double up as a coach during training sessions at Carrington.

"I got the call [from Moyes] when I was in Turkey [over the summer] doing my coaching badges," he told Inside United.

"My initial thoughts were about how it would affect the playing side of things because I was obviously preparing to play for another year.

"I spoke to a few people and had a think about it and I could only see plus points. I couldn't see any minuses. It's an exciting chance for me and one that I couldn't turn down."

Giggs signed on at Old Trafford as a trainee in 1987.

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