Ryan Giggs has been named as player-coach at Manchester United, the club have confirmed.
Giggs is working towards his UEFA Pro Licence and was last week on study visit at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.
After signing a one-year extension to his playing contract in March, new Old Trafford boss David Moyes said the Welshman's appointment as coach can help all the players at the club.
"I'm delighted that Ryan has accepted the chance to become player-coach," said Moyes. "His success and ability to adapt his game over a number of years gives him an unrivalled perspective on the modern game.
"His career is an example to any aspiring young player and I’m sure that both he and the players will benefit from his new role."
Giggs, 39, added: "It's a great privilege to be appointed a player-coach.
"I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear, having been both a player and part of the Manchester United family for so long.
"It's no secret that I have been taking my qualifications and I see this as the first step in my future career. I'm really looking forward to working alongside David and the team."
During his study visit to Turkey last week, alongside fellow candidates on the 18-month-long Pro Licence course, Giggs spoke about a life in coaching when he decides to retire from playing.
“It’s exciting for me. I’ve been playing for twenty-odd years and it’s a new chapter in my life. I want to do well and I want to make a success of it as I did as a player.
“It’ll be like starting all over again, it will be like being an apprentice again, learning things and making mistakes as you go along and just trying to better yourself as much as you can.”
Read more from Giggs, Gary Neville and Chris Powell on the UEFA Pro Licence course on the St. George's Park website, here.