Ryan Giggs has been appointed as the new manager of the Welsh national team.
Since parting ways with his beloved Manchester United, where he served as an interim manager following David Moyes’ departure, as well as an assistant manager under Louis van Gaal, the Welshman has finally returned to management.
The 44-year-old has been touted for the job for quite a while, and now, he has finally taken over the national team on a 4-year deal, and succeeded Chris Coleman, who left to take over at Sunderland back in November.
Coleman’s assistant, Osian Roberts, and ex-Wales forward Craig Bellamy, were also interviewed by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), but the former Red Devil has come out on top in order to head the Dragons.
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Speaking after the confirmation of his appointment as the new Wales boss, Giggs stated: “I am so proud to have been given the honour of managing the national team.
“The challenges that we have ahead of us with the Nations League and qualification for Uefa Euro 2020 excite me a great deal. I can’t wait to start working with the players as we prepare for those crucial games later in the year.”
Jonathan Ford, the chief executive of FAW, added: “With his vast amount of experience having played, coached and managed the biggest club in the world, we are confident of a successful future for our national team.”
The decorated winger will be eager to get the ball rolling from the touchline, and leave behind Wales’ disappointment of missing out on the 2018 World Cup.
Written by Kunal Kambli
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