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Ryan Giggs to take up part-time role with football academy in Vietnam

Ryan Giggs to take up part-time role with football academy in Vietnam
From ESPN - November 14, 2017

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is set to take on a role as technical director of the PVF Football Academy in Vietnam.

Local media reported that the academy had reached a two-year agreement with Giggs that will see him act as a consultant throughout the year, while he will coach youth players and train coaches during two visits to the academy in each 12-month period.

The PVF's website explained that Giggs, who is co-owner of non-league club Salford City, would play a part in "building and developing PVF to become the leading youth football training centre in Vietnam."

Giggs told Sky Sports: "I have not actually taken a new full-time job, despite what some people were reporting. I am only going for three days for the launch of Promotion Fund of Vietnamese Football Talents FC's new academy, where me and Paul Scholes have agreed to go a couple of times a year to help establish a blueprint of Vietnamese grassroots football.

"They have just built a brand new academy so I am going out with Scholesy for three days of consultancy, with the potential to link up with Salford in the future. We are building our academy and university so these links across the world will help. It is supposed to be an amazing facility."

The PVF describes itself as "a non-governmental and non-profit organisation."

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