Wales name Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as new manager

Wales name Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as new manager

- Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been named Wales new manager

- The former United winger was officially announced as new the coach at 2pm local time

- He beats Craig Bellamy, Osian Roberts, and Mark Bowen to the position

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs, has been named as the new manager of Wales on a four-year deal.

The Walsh football association announced Giggs as the replacement for Chris Coleman at a press conference in Cardiff at 2pm local time.

Wales set to name Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as new manager

Wales set to name Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as new manager

The Manchester United legend was among the four candidates interviewed by the Football Association of Wales on Thursday, January 11, to succeed Coleman.

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But the Jonathan Ford led FAW (Football Association of Wales), have decided to hand Giggs, 44, his first full-time taste of management with the final touches on the contract to be finalised this morning.

Craig Bellamy, Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen were also interviewed for the post vacated by Coleman who quit for Sunderland in November.

Following Cookie's departure, the FAW wanted their new manager in place ahead of the Nations League draw in Lausanne on January 24 as they bid to bounce back from failing to qualify for this summer's World Cup.

Giggs, who has been out of work since leaving United as No 2 to Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2016 following the arrival of Jose Mourinho, branded managing Wales as 'one of the top jobs'.

It is believed that the salary on offer to take charge of the Dragons is less than Coleman's £500,000-a-year contract.

But Giggs who has yet to have his first permanent role as a manager after previously missing out on the Swansea job, has been a long-term target of the FAW.

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However, his first task as manager will definitely be to win over a section of Wales fans who questioned his commitment during his 16-year playing career after he pulled out of international duties for numerous friendly matches with Sir Alex Ferguson keen for the winger to rest during international periods.

Plus his decision to be a pundit for ITV watching England games rather than view his own country in the last 18 months has also not helped matters.

Ironically, Giggs' first game in charge will be in a friendly - in the China Cup against the hosts in Nanning on March 22 with a further game against either Uruguay or Czech

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has shown his interest in Everton job following Ronaldo Koeman's sack on Monday 23, 2017.

The 44-year-old had also indicated an interest in the Leicester City role as he desperately tries to get back into management.

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