After a gilded 17-year career at the top of the game, Scholes' know-how is an invaluable commodity for Sir Alex Ferguson, and the midfielder is relishing the new career move.
"I’m not too sure what the manager wants me to do yet but I’m looking forward to it," he says. "I've done bits and pieces. It’s certainly something different and I just want to be able to help players in whatever way I can.
"I haven't done that much yet but what I have done I have enjoyed. I am not looking too far ahead. I just want to get into it and start it and hopefully I can do the job.
"If I can do it I will want to be as good as I possibly can be. I just don't know at what level I will be most comfortable. I will just take it as it comes. If I get some confidence as I am doing it we will take it from there."
The famously unassuming Scholes concedes that he has long been regarded as an unlikely coach or manager, and he expects that he will soon be able to tell if he is cut out for his new role.
"You think the end is never going to come and you don't think about what to do like I have in the last six months," he admits. "In the last six months I have been thinking about it. I am going to give the coaching a go.
"It might not work out and I might have to end up doing something else. Football is the only thing I know a little bit about. I will try coaching and if it doesn't work or I am not very good at it I won't carry on doing it. I think I will probably know within two or three weeks of