Wales door open for Giggs
Wales caretaker manager Brian Flynn insists age is not a factor in his squad selection, leaving the door open to the likes of Ryan Giggs.
Flynn has been entrusted with managing Wales for their next two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland following John Toshack's exit, but has his sights set on securing the post on a full-time basis.
The former Under-21 manager is keeping his options open regarding selection and has no qualms bringing back the old guard in order to secure positive results.
Giggs retired from international duty in May 2007 in order to concentrate on his Manchester United career, although earlier this year he hinted he would be prepared to don the Wales jersey again in an emergency situation.
Flynn has had success with experienced players in the past and sees the likes of Simon Davies, Carl Fletcher, Jason Koumas and Robbie Savage as possible options despite their retirements.
"My telephone is always on, my door is always open, age is no barrier to me. Young or old," explained Flynn.
"I remember when I was at Wrexham and we were second in the league and with 10 games to go I needed something a little bit special to happen and I signed a 38-year-old Jimmy Chase from Halifax Town in the Conference.
"He had been there, done it with Liverpool. He came and he played well and got us over the line. That was one of my best signings I ever made."
Flynn could land the position on a full-time basis if he impresses in his two games in charge and he is determined to grasp the opportunity with both hands.
"I'm proud and privileged to have been given this position," he continued.
"It's initially for two games and then there will be interviews for the position so I'm determined to get two good results to help me get the job full-time.
"I am very, very hungry to succeed to help Welsh football in the short-term, by qualifying for Euro 2012, and in the long-term.
"John (Toshack) set the ball rolling in terms of getting young people into the side. That plan will continue to work under me for the next two games.
"What we need to do is realise our potential and we have huge potential in the squad. We have to get them to perform and get the right results."