Published: Tue, January 16, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Ryan Giggs is named Wales manager

Ryan Giggs is named Wales manager

Ryan Giggs has officially been announced as the new manager of the Welsh national team following on from Chris Coleman's resignation after they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup is Russian Federation.

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs says he is looking forward to working with the players as they look to qualify for Euro 2020.

The Football Association of Wales confirmed the news on Twitter, with an official press conference due to take place at 14:00 on Monday afternoon to unveil Giggs as the new manager. It is understood that the former Wales worldwide is likely to be offered a four-year contract, with the chief objective being that Giggs lead the Wales side safely through the qualification for the UEFA Euro 2020. I want to enjoy it, I've got a great group pf players to work with.

Leading Wales will be Giggs' first permanent job in management.

The FAW said in a statement that the former Wales worldwide had signed a 4-year contract.

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Giggs represented Wales as a player 64 times and scored 12 goals in the process. "But if I were a Wales player, that wouldn't bother me one little bit".

His first game in charge will be against China in Nanning on March 22. Without him for their final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Wales missed out on a play-off spot and their Russian dream collapsed.

Members of the panel have also stressed their relief that Giggs didn't get bogged down in discussing his track record as a manager, saving everyone valuable time.

He was interim manager at Manchester United for four matches after David Moyes was sacked, and played second-fiddle to Louis Van Gaal as assistant manager between 2014 and 2016. It doesn't happen very often does it where you're running down your contract, you've only got six months to go and you're able to get a player relatively cheap in this environment.

The former Welsh global player has been handed the job on a four-year deal and succeeds Chris Coleman in the role.

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