Giggs Named Wales Manager
Ryan Giggs has been named Chris Coleman’s successor as Wales manager yesterday.
The Football Association of Wales said it would announce the identity of the new manager on Twitter ahead of a 2 p.m. press conference at Hensol Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Giggs, 44, has been the clear favourite for the role since he declared his interest in the job last month, saying: “I’ve played for Wales and I’ve said that I want to go back into coaching.
“Obviously that is one of the top jobs.”
This will be Giggs’ first permanent job in management, although he was in interim charge at Manchester United for four games at the end of the 2013-14 season after David Moyes was sacked.
Giggs was interviewed for the Wales job last week, as was his former international teammate, Craig Bellamy and Osian Roberts, Coleman’s former assistant who is also the FAW’s technical director.
Former Wales defender, Mark Bowen, was also interviewed after leaving his role as Stoke’s assistant manager a few days earlier.
Giggs’ contract, which Press Association Sport sources say will take in the Euro 2020 and 2022 World Cup campaigns, was tied up over the weekend.
The FAW was keen to make the appointment before the UEFA Nations League draw, which takes place in Switzerland on Jan 24.