Ryan Giggs Stepped Down as Wales Manager before FIFA World Cup 2022
Ryan Giggs has not led Wales for a considerable amount of time. A criminal complaint has been filed against him for torturing his ex-girlfriend and sister. The trial is scheduled to begin in Manchester Crown Court on August 6. Ryan Giggs resigned as manager of Wales prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Giggs is accused of possessive and coercive conduct against his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020.
Giggs is also accused of assaulting Ms. Greville, causing her actual bodily harm, and her younger sister, Emma Greville, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020.
Giggs has denied the charges and pled not guilty to all counts, however he has decided to leave as manager of the national team.
After considerable consideration, I have decided to quit as manager of the men’s national team of Wales with immediate effect.
“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to manage my country, but it is only right that the Wales Football Association, the coaching staff, and the players prepare for the tournament with confidence, clarity, and without speculation over their head coach.
“As widely known, I have submitted a not-guilty plea to the criminal accusations under consideration at Manchester Crown Court.
The 48-year-old superstar has declared that he will not return as coach of the national team. I do not wish to keep the nation in limbo,” he stated. It is a source of immense pride to be the national coach. However, it is of more importance for Wales to prepare for the World Cup without ambiguity over the head coach. I do not want this matter to interfere with the country’s preparations for the World Cup.
Giggs has a record 963 appearances for the English team Manchester United. Additionally, he played 74 matches for Wales. He led Wales to the 2016 European Championship as coach.