The Welshman says heâ€™s enjoyed his first forays into coaching, although he still considers himself a player first and foremost.
â€śI got the call [from David Moyes] when I was in Turkey [over the summer] doing my coaching badges,â€ť he told Inside United.
â€śMy initial thoughts were about how it would affect the playing side of things because I was obviously preparing to play for another year.
â€śI spoke to a few people and had a think about it and I could only see plus points; I couldnâ€™t see any minuses. Itâ€™s an exciting chance for me and one that I couldnâ€™t turn down.â€ť