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Manchester United chief executive David Gill has confirmed that Ryan Giggs will have a 'great role' at the club once he has finished playing.
Gill spoke to Sky Sports News after it was confirmed that 39-year-old Giggs had agreed a new one-year deal at Old Trafford.
The United chief was full of praise for Giggs and admitted that when he did hang up his boots, he would have an immediate role at the club offered to him.
On his future Gill said: "We will see, but he will have a great role to play at Manchester United after he finishes his playing career.
"He is an embodiment of what United is all about, we gave him a chance in the 80s early 90s and he is embodiment of professionalism, he is about caring, always wanting to improve and he has changed in that period and that is why he still playing at the very top of club football.
"His desire is still there, his motivation is still there and as Alex says the ability is still there, so let's hope that continues for a few years to come."
Gill refused to be drawn on what type of role Giggs could end up in at United.
He added: "We have not had a major discussion, Ryan is doing his pro licence and is preparing for that so we will have to see what he wants to do, coaching or managing, but he has been one if not they most successful players at United and we will have to wait and see."
Gill hailed Giggs' stay at United, saying: "It is just a testament to Ryan Giggs as a footballer and a person, so stay on top of your game for 23 years scoring every season is brilliant for the club and himself, so it was a very easy decision, Alex spoke to him and gave him another year and it was done very quickly."
He says that Giggs' health was never an issue, adding: "We always speak to doctors before we offer a player a new contract and they said he is as fit as ever and in great shape as an athlete.
"You saw that last weekend running the show against QPR with Michael Carrick and that is testament to him, the medical team at Old Trafford and what he has achieved on the training pitch and on the pitch itself."