Ryan Giggs is no longer part of the Welsh coaching staff.
The Manchester United legend is now officially stepping down as Wales manager after being replaced by Robert Page in November 2020.
While Page, who led Wales to their first World Cup appearance since 1958, is given a promotion from his acting role, Giggs, 48, faces a domestic violence charge from August 8.
Violence against ex girlfriend
The now ex-national coach is accused of “controlling and coercing” his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020, like “skysports.com” reported.
He is also facing charges of physical violence against his ex-girlfriend and her sister Emma Greville. According to the report, the event took place at his property on November 1, 2020.
Giggs denies all charges and pleads not guilty. The court hearing is scheduled for two weeks.
Giggs: “I will cherish the moments”
In terms of sport, Giggs cannot take credit for the first Welsh World Cup participation since 1958. Because neo-national coach Page led the “dragons” to a World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.
The 47-year-old also led the team at EURO 2020, where they were eliminated 4-0 by Denmark in the round of 16.
Giggs announced that he would resume his coaching career “at a later date”. The Football Association of Wales said: “We respect Ryan Giggs’ personal decision to step down on 20 June 2022 and thank him for his service.”
In his statement, the 13-time Premier League champions in Cardiff said: “After careful consideration, I resign from my position as manager of the Wales national team with immediate effect. It has been an honor and a privilege to look after my country but it It is only right that the Welsh FA, the coaching staff and the players are preparing for the tournament with certainty, clarity and no speculation about their head coach’s position.”
Speaking on the trial, he said: “As is well known, I have pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges being brought before Manchester Crown Court. While I have faith in our courts, I had hoped that the case would be dealt with sooner being tried so that I can resume my managerial duties. No one is to blame for the delay in the process.”
“I do not want the country’s preparations for the World Cup to be in any way compromised, destabilized or jeopardized by the continued interest in this case,” Giggs said of his resignation for fear of disruption to the team.
And: “I’ve been lucky enough to experience some unforgettable moments in the three years that I’ve been in charge of the national team. I’m proud of my record and will always cherish these special moments.”