Ryan Giggs is to STEP DOWN as Wales boss with decision set to be announced in the coming days
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Giggs STANDS DOWN as Wales boss awaiting trial for assaulting his ex-girlfriend with former Man United winger who refused to disrupt his country’s preparation for their first World Cup appearance since 1958
Ryan Giggs steps down as Wales national team manager.
The Manchester United legend – who temporarily left the role after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend – will announce his decision in the coming days. revealed by Mail+†
Talks with FAW officials are ongoing, with Giggs urging the move to finalize after the country qualified for the World Cup under interim boss Rob Page earlier this month.
Sources close to the camp in Wales have revealed that the 48-year-old – who strenuously denies the allegations and who initially resigned following the charges in November 2020 – has decided to end the situation following the delay in his trial.
Giggs doesn’t want his situation to act as a distraction as his country prepares for his first appearance in a World Cup final since 1958.
He remains determined to clear his name, but as the proceedings are unlikely to take place until August, he believes it is now time for clarification, Wales sources said.
Man United legend Ryan Giggs steps down as manager of Wales, Sportsmail can reveal
He is pushing to complete the move after the country’s qualification for the World Cup under interim boss Rob Page
Giggs doesn’t want his situation to act as a distraction as his country prepares for his first appearance in a World Cup final since 1958
Giggs’ trial was adjourned for nearly seven months to August 8 following a backlog of cases at Manchester Crown Court.
He is charged with inflicting bodily harm on his ex at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November 2020 and using coercion against her. He is also accused of assaulting his ex’s sister. Giggs denies all allegations.
After qualifying, Page revealed that his contract with Wales had been extended, but Giggs’ imminent move will clear up any confusion about the situation.
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