Ryan Giggs is looking to become the first active player in football to hold a UEFA Elite badge, heading to Turkey for an intense 8 day course as he looks to gain the qualification.
Giggs will watch 10 games at the u20 World Cup that kicks off on the 23rd, in order to produce a case study as the course demands.
Giggs already holds UEFA A & B licenses but needs the Pro License in order to work at the top levels of football, key if Giggs is to join David Moyes’ back room staff as it is expected.
According to The Daily Mail, Giggs has already undertaken some coaching work at Old Trafford this past season but an official role under Moyes is likely to see Giggs have to work a lot harder.
The report in the paper also claims that former team mates Paul Ince and Gary Neville will both also attend the competition as they also look to gain the qualification. Ince has managerial experience already coaching Milton Keynes Dons twice, Blackburn and is the current Blackpool manager whilst Neville, who has also been linked with a role at Old Trafford, was brought in by Roy Hodgson to aid England during Euro 2012.