Ryan Giggs steps down as Wales manager with immediate effect.
The former Manchester United midfielder does not want to “destabilise or jeopardise” their World Cup campaign with speculation over his upcoming trial on charges of domestic violence.
While I get that from a certain point of view, this only begs the question as to why he didn’t announce his departure earlier to allow the Football Association of Wales to get on with qualifiers without having noise in the background?
It has been announced that Wales will stick with Robert Page for the upcoming World Cup, as per Sky Sports.
Giggs has been on leave from the role since November 2020 and is still awaiting his trial in Manchester which is scheduled to begin on 8 August.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to manage my country, but it is only right that the Wales FA, the coaching staff and the players prepare for the tournament with certainty, clarification and without speculation around the position of their head coach,” Giggs said in a statement, adding, “to resume my managerial career at a later date.”
Page was the caretaker manager who led Wales to their first World Cup in 64 years.
Giggs has been accused of some horrible acts such as controlling and coercive behaviour against his former girlfriend Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020.
He is also accused of assaulting Ms Greville and of the common assault of her younger sister, Emma Greville, at his home.
It must be noted that Giggs himself is denying the allegations.
We will provide more updates when the case is closed.