Ryan Giggs appointed Wales manager

Ryan Giggs is set to be announced as Wales manager

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is set to be named as the successor to Chris Coleman and unveiled as the new national team manager of Wales on Monday.

Giggs succeeds Chris Coleman, who resigned in November and subsequently took over at Sunderland, having guided Wales to the last four of Euro 2016 - their first major finals appearance since 1958.

Giggs said the opportunity to manage Wales was one he could not turn down, and was "tremendously proud and excited" about working with the players.

Craig Bellamy, Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen were also reportedly interviewed for the position, but the Wales Football Association opted to hire Giggs.

Giggs, who was in charge of United as caretaker for four games at the end of the 2013/14 season after David Moyes was sacked, spent two seasons as Louis Van Gaal's assistant coach.

Asked if he would be speaking to Ferguson for guidance, Giggs said: "Yeah, I'd be stupid not to".




After failing to qualify for Russian Federation 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.

55% - Ryan Giggs played 64 of a possible 117 global matches for Wales between his debut in 1991 and retirement in 2007, not playing any of 18 friendlies between 1991 and 2000.

"I want to enjoy it, I've got a great group of players to work with".

He left Old Trafford following Jose Mourinho's appointment in 2016.

But Giggs, whose first game will be against China on March 22, said: "I played 64 times for my country, 65 if you include the game against the Basque - where I scored the victor!" I want to get us back there.

Giggs will be hopeful that he can revitalise the squad after a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign that ended with Ireland pipping Wales to the play-off places in the final round of matches.

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