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Ryan Giggs Temporarily Steps Down As Wales Boss Following Arrest

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Ryan Giggs Temporarily Steps Down As Wales Boss Following Arrest

Ryan Giggs has stepped away from his post as Wales boss for the upcoming international games.

The Manchester United legend was poised to announce his latest squad in a press conference but that was cancelled after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend Kate Greville on Sunday evening.

Giggs denies all allegations but he and the Welsh FA have agreed it is necessary for him to step away for November's international break.

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Assistant Robert Page will take charge of fixtures against USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland.

"The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp," the FAW said in a statement.

"Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches.

"Robert Page, with Ryan's support, will take charge for the next three matches against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland, supported by Albert Stuivenberg.

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"The FAW will not be making any further comment at this current time."

The Sun reported that police arrived at Giggs' £1.7 million property in Worsley after 10pm on Sunday following reports of "a disturbance".

During the day Giggs had been at Hotel Football, the hospitality venue he co-owns alongside Gary Neville, watching Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford.

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He was taken to Pendleton police station, where he was questioned on suspicion of actual body harm and assault before being released on bail pending enquiries.

A representative for the 46-year-old said: "Mr Giggs denies all allegations of assault made against him. He is cooperating with the police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigations."

Wales take on the USA in a friendly at the Liberty Stadium on 12 November, before playing the Republic of Ireland and Final in UEFA Nations League matches on 15 and 18 November respectively.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Ryan Giggs, Wales

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