Ryan Giggs is to step down as Wales manager.
The Manchester United legend – who temporarily left the role after being charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend – is to announce his decision in the coming days, as revealed by Mail+.
Talks with FAW officials have been ongoing, with Giggs pushing to finalise the move following the country’s qualification for the World Cup under interim boss Rob Page earlier this month.
Sources close to the Welsh camp have disclosed that the 48–year-old – who strenuously denies the charges and who initially stepped down following the allegations in November 2020 – has decided to bring closure to the situation following the delay of his court case.
Giggs does not want his situation to act as a distraction as his country prepares for its first appearance in a World Cup finals since 1958.
He remains determined to clear his name, but given proceedings are now unlikely to take place until August, he feels that now is the time for clarification, sources in Wales have said.
Man United legend Ryan Giggs is to step down as Wales manager, Sportsmail can reveal
He is pushing to finalise the move following the country’s qualification for the World Cup under interim boss Rob Page
Giggs does not want his situation to act as a distraction as his country prepares for its first appearance in a World Cup finals since 1958
Giggs’s trial was adjourned for close to seven months to August 8 following a backlog of cases at Manchester Crown Court.
He is accused of causing his ex actual bodily harm at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November 2020 and using coercive behaviour towards her. He has also been accused of assaulting his ex’s sister. Giggs denies all the allegations.
Following qualification Page revealed his contract with Wales had been extended but Giggs’s pending move will remove any confusion over the situation.
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