Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs is set to gain his full coaching qualifications before he hangs up the boots.

The Independent says Giggs is set to prolong his playing career beyond the age of 40 by continuing next season but has worked through his UEFA Pro 'B' and 'A' Licences before turning his attention to the final coaching badge he needs to be a Premier League and Champions League boss, even before his days as a top-flight player are up.

The Welshman has to complete 240 hours of study at the Football Association's St George's Park, and including three days at a European club, to gain the qualification.

Giggs must also make a detailed case study of a business as part of his course and is expected to graduate in the next 12 months after a period at Warwick University's Business School.

This raises the spectre of Giggs needing to take time away from United to complete his studies.