Ryan Giggs has officially stepped down as the head coach of Wales national team with immediate effect as confirmed by the former player himself.
“I am standing down from my position as manager of the Wales men’s national team. It was an honour and privilege to manage this team” Said Giggs
The news comes at a time when the former Manchester United player is facing domestic violence charges allegedly inflicted on his ex wife who has pressed charges against him.
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Even though the trial date has been set for August, Giggs has maintained innocence over claims of being controlling and causing bodily harm to his now ex wife.
Giggs took over Wales back in 2018 and has led them to World cup qualification set for Qatar even though he has been missing in action since November 2020 under unclear circumstances termed as leave.
In his place will be Rob Page, a former Wales coach who helped the Dragons make their first World cup appearance back in 1958.
Speaking after the news broke, Giggs noted how grateful he is to have made memories with the team for three years and that he is proud of his record.
“I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed some unforgettable moments during my three years in charge of the national team.
“I am proud of my record and will cherish those special times forever. I am sad that we cannot continue this journey together because I believe that this extraordinary group will make the country proud at our first World Cup since 1958.” Said Giggs