Bryan Robson believes Ryan Giggs would be ideally suited to a coaching role at Manchester United. Giggs is now 34, having been at Old Trafford for 18 years and his current contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson may offer Giggs a one-year extension in the New Year but Robson expects him to have a future at the club even after he hangs up his boots. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently working as a coach with the reserves and Robson has backed Giggs to follow the Norwegian's lead.

Robbo said: "It wouldn't surprise me if he was offered a coaching job there, he's done a couple of training badges and Sir Alex is encouraging that sort of system at the moment at United."


"Ryan is a determined character so it wouldn't surprise me if they did offer him a role somewhere along the line as coach. He's definitely got the personal qualities to do the job and he's Manchester United through and through. With his record at United and the way he grew up with the club, he'll have no problems with doing that job."

Giggs has been used sparingly this season but Robson has been impressed by his performances and does not think his playing career is drawing to a close just yet.

"Ryan deserves a new contract the way he has started this season. He's only played a few games but when he has played he's been really sharp and bright about his game. When I have been in to see them at training he's been looking really good so it doesn't really surprise me that United are talking about offering him a new deal."

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