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Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as manager

Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as manager

The 44-year-old would like assistance from Welsh staff but did not rule out Scholes when a reunion with his former Manchester United teammate was proposed.

Giggs made almost 1000 appearances for Manchester United and 64 more for Wales in a glittering 23-year playing career. He was also Louis van Gaal's assistant at Old Trafford for the following two seasons before leaving United in 2016.

Multiple outlets are reporting that Ryan Giggs now has his first ever permanent managerial job.

The managerial spot of the Welsh national team has been vacant ever since former boss Chris Coleman left the job to take over as the manager of Sunderland in the EFL Championship in November previous year.

"I am so proud to have been given the honour of managing the national team", said Giggs.

"Having a good career as a player does not necessarily mean you are going to be a good manager but I think that is down to the individual".

"Sir Alex brought players to Manchester United who were intelligent, good characters and all of them have the potential to be managers", McClaren said.

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Giggs has previously been linked with a plethora of Premier League and Football League posts, and over the festive period he told The Times he was more suited to coaching in the top leagues.

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' four-year contract will take in the UEFA EURO 2020 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ campaigns.

Giggs' first game will be against China at the China Cup, in which they will compete along with Uruguay and the Czech Republic. With the group of players that we have got we should be there and it is my job to get us there.

"It'll be interesting to see how he gets the players to turn up for friendlies, won't it?", Shearer said on Sunday night.

"Ryan Giggs was always intelligent, always inquisitive, not a shouter but someone who would be well-respected".

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