Giggs Set To Be Named As Wales Boss

16 January, 2018, 00:47 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Ryan Giggs being tipped to take over as Wales boss

Ryan Giggs has officially been announced as the new manager of the Welsh national team following on from Chris Coleman's resignation after they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup is Russian Federation.

Despite the fact that Giggs won 64 caps and captained his country, the winger was heavily criticised for regularly missing friendly matches.

"I'm tremendously proud and excited to be the next Wales manager and I can't wait to get going", Giggs said at his official unveiling in Cardiff.

Giggs recently rejected the chance to rejoin Manchester United as a youth coach.

Giggs was interviewed last week along with former global team-mate Craig Bellamy and Osian Roberts, Coleman's former assistant who is also the FAW's technical director.

Ryan Giggs agreed financial terms with Wales last night and is expected to be named as manager on a four-year deal at a press conference this afternoon.

RYAN GIGGS admits he must hit the ground running with success on the pitch to win over his Wales doubters.


Giggs said he was proud to have been handed the job and excited by the challenge ahead, with Wales having failed to qualify for this year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation and now focusing on the 2020 European Championship.

"I want to enjoy it, I've got a great group of players to work with".

Giggs' only previous experience as a manager was in 2014, when he took temporary charge of United for the final four games of the Premier League season following the firing of David Moyes.

But a new manager is due to be appointed before the Uefa Nations League draw takes place in Switzerland on January 24.

Former Manchester United legend Giggs will be installed in the position which was left vacant following the departure of Chris Coleman to Sunderland.

Coleman's last competitive game ended in a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland, which saw Wales fail to secure a play-off place in qualifying for the World Cup in Russian Federation later this year. But he will attempt to ensure the Dragons make back-to-back appearances at the European Championship after Coleman coached them to the Euro 2016 semi-finals - Wales's first major tournament for 58 years.

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