Veteran Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is set to meet with Gary Speed this Friday, to discuss the player taking up a backroom role with the Welsh National Team.
Following speculation that Giggs was set to return in a playing capacity, the highly decorated midfielder has stated he would only be open to a coaching capacity.
The winger retired from International football in 2007, and stated his intensions not to return when he said; “I don’t think so… I don’t think going back for one or two game is probably on the cards,” Giggs Stated.
“I retired from international football to prolong my career and give me that rest during the season when I needed that and I have done that.”
Giggs and Speed played together for the Wales, and the former Internationals will come face to face this Friday to discuss a possible future role for the 37 year old.
Speed has made it clear since his arrival as Wales manager of his intentions to get Giggs involved in his rebuilding of the team.
Speed spoke of a possible long term role for Giggs when he stated; “I want him to be part of the progression, so when I’ve gone he can maybe step in.”
The Welsh team are believed to be a team in transition, with a lot of potential young rising stars for the future, Gareth Bale, and Aaron Ramsey to name but a few.
“We have a young squad who have got the potential to be together for the next 10 years or so”, Speed stated.
“They’re all in their early 20s – to have Ryan there in some capacity would be great not just for me, not just for the fans, but for the players as well”.
Wales’s last competitive game saw them lose 4-1 away to Switzerland in their Euro 2012 campaign.