Ryan Giggs Statement In all, After much thought, I am immediately standing down as Welsh coach. The Wales FA places on record their appreciation of the work done by Ryan Giggs during his time as Welsh coach and applauds the decisions that he has taken, all in the best interests of Welsh football. The Football Association of Wales places on connective grounds gratitude to Ryan Giggs for Ryan Giggs’s tenure as coach of Wales’s men’s national team and appreciates the decision he took, which is in the best interests of Welsh football.
It has been a great honour and privilege to be managing Wales. Still, the FA Wales, coaching staff, and players should prepare for the tournament with confidence and clarity and without any speculation surrounding the status of Rob Page. In Ryan Giggs’s absence, acting coach Rob Page guided Wales to the Euro 2020 and more recently oversaw Wales qualifying for their first World Cup in 64 years. Wales qualified for the tournament under Rob Page earlier this month, with Ryan Giggs now confirmed to be out of action at the Qatari game this winter.
Ryan Giggs on Monday left his post as Welsh coach while Manchester United’s former big man awaited a court hearing over allegations involving domestic abuse. The Welsh manager of Manchester United faces a trial next year accused of intentionally hitting his ex-partner with his head and controlling her during their entire relationship. The Wales football coach is accused of attacking 36-year-old Kate Greville and inflicting her physical damage on November 1 last year at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester. Giggs is charged with controlling and coercive behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend between August 2017 and November 2020. Ryan Giggs, who has been granted leave from his FA Wales seat following the investigation’s success in November 2020, faces a successful trial at the Home Office in Manchester on August 8 on charges that Healy has denied. In the qualifying match against England at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Liverpool, in which Wales lost 2-0, Giggs played with several current and former Manchester United teammates, including David Beckham, Gary Neville, and Wayne Rooney.
Rob Page continued as a stand-in for Ryan Giggs during March 2021, when Wales began its World Cup qualifying campaign in 2022. Giggs was appointed as the head coach of the Wales national team on January 15 2018, replacing Chris Coleman, who had left the role the previous November to accept a managerial role with Sunderland. Robert Paige took over as coach starting in November 2020, leading Wales to the top position in Wales Nations League groups. Ryan Giggs has stressed how it is still painful for him to miss out on being selected as a player in 1994 and 2004 and how he feels a burning desire to be with Wales at the big finals – this time as a coach.