Ryan Giggs to take up consultancy role at Vietnamese football academy

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs
Image: Ryan Giggs will take up the consultancy role at an academy in Vietnam

Ryan Giggs has taken up a consultancy role at a Vietnamese football academy.

The Manchester United legend will begin his new position at the Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents FC [PVF] on November 20.

The position is not a full-time one, but it will see him visit the academy for a few days twice a year, including the opening of the new academy this weekend.

Speaking in his Super 6 Class of '92 diary, Giggs said: "They've just built a brand new academy so I'm going out with Scholesy for three days of consultancy, with the potential for to link up with Salford in the future.

"We're building our academy and university so these links across the world will help. It is supposed to be an amazing facility."

Giggs has previously been linked with a number of coaching jobs since his spell as United's interim boss in 2014, and recently expressed interest in managing Leicester and Everton.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  Ryan Giggs, Assistant Manager of Manchester United looks on during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League roun
Image: Giggs was assistant manager to Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

A statement on the academy's website revealed the 43-year-old will be responsible for "coaching players, training coaches and participating in building and developing PVF to become the leading youth football training centre in Vietnam, in line with the famous football academies across the world".

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Giggs' former team-mate Paul Scholes is also being linked with a role at the academy.

The pair will be welcomed at the opening ceremony of PVF's new training centre later this month.

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