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Ryan Giggs Becomes Manager Of Wales

Ryan Sidle

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Ryan Giggs Becomes Manager Of Wales

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 Russia.

Ever since Ryan Giggs decided to retire from playing and move into coaching at Manchester United, later becoming caretaker manager when David Moyes was sacked, he has always had his eyes set on becoming a manager.

The former left winger has found trouble getting the sort of high profile role he would have liked but Chris Coleman's decision to step down as boss of the national team has given him the opportunity.

Giggs beat competition from Osian Roberts, Craig Bellamy and Mark Bowen to land himself a four year deal:

Despite an incredible 24 year career with his club side, that included winning 13 Premier League titles, the 44 year old made only 64 appearances for Wales, often missing friendlies.

His absence from the national team on so many occasions plus his lack of managerial experience has led to skepticism from many fans on social media

In Giggs' defence when Mark Hughes was made manager of the national team he was still playing and also had no managerial experience before being a catalyst for the side's recent success.

After failing to qualify for Russia the new manager will first have the new UEFA Nations League to compete in, with Wales in the second division, before qualifying for the 2020 Euros begins.

Topics: Manchester United, Ryan Giggs, Wales

Ryan Sidle
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