Reports: Man Utd Legend Ryan Giggs Set To Be Named As New Wales Boss

Alan Duffy

14th, January 2018

1 Comment

Embed from Getty Images

Ryan Giggs is expected to be named the new Wales boss after the Welsh FA called a news conference for Monday afternoon in Cardiff.

The Manchester United legend was one of four people interviewed for the job, along with Craig Bellamy, Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen.

However, the 44-year-old looks to have secured the position left vacant by Chris Coleman, who left the role after failing to qualify for this summer’s World Cup.

As a player, Giggs chalked up 64 caps for his country between 1991 and 2007, although his commitment to the cause was often questioned due to a penchant for missing friendlies and pulling out of squads.

Embed from Getty Images

Giggs’ managerial experience to date adds up to just a handful of games in the Manchester United hot-seat after David Moyes was sacked at the tail-end of 2013/14.

However, he did spent the following two seasons as Louis van Gaal’s right-hand man (which may or may not have worked in his favour).

Embed from Getty Images

Giggs failed in a bid to bag the Swansea City job in 2016 but now gets a chance to oversee a Welsh side desperate to put a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign behind them.

One wonders how understanding he’ll be when managers start pulling their players out of Welsh squads in the coming months and years.

Posted in International football, Managers

Share this article: Email

1 Comment

  1. Jarren says:

    To be fair he wasn’t (and isn’t) the only international to duck out of international friendlies.

    Let’s be honest, most of the time they are meaningless and could easily be injury concerns (depending on the opposition).

    The other elephant in the room is clearly his personal life.

    I do laugh at the comments online, for example the typically troll-ridden BBC comment section.

    Nice to see so many high standing, completely innocent & virginal members of society slagging a man off for indiscretions when they clearly could stand in the spotlight and have no skeletons in the closet waiting to be exposed.

Leave a Reply