Steve Bruce is sure Manchester United will find a role worthy of Ryan Giggs at the end of the season, but has jokingly offered him a job at Hull should he leave Old Trafford.
Giggs is United's most decorated player and offers an unrivalled link to two decades of success at the club, but his future beyond the current campaign is unclear.
He is currently in caretaker charge of the team following David Moyes' sacking, but Dutch coach Louis van Gaal is widely expected to take the mantle in the summer.
Where Giggs would fit in a Van Gaal administration is unclear, while at 40 years old his playing career is equally uncertain.
Tigers boss Bruce, who remains close to Giggs having captained the Welshman at United during his own playing days, has no doubt the Red Devils will retain him in a prominent position – on or off the pitch – and does not expect his light-hearted job offer to be taken up.
"He can come and see out his days at the KC Stadium, playing in the Europa League. If he's available on a free, I'd take him," laughed Bruce, whose Hull side visit United tonight.
"It's a difficult one to call. If it is Van Gaal for United, I'm sure he'll have his own opinions. But there's always going to be a place for Ryan, I'm sure, because he's been a great.
"I'm sure they'll find a space for him somewhere. I don't think he'll leave.
"He will be treated properly, I'm convinced of that. He'll have some role to play. They'll not mess him about, that's for sure."