Wales manager Ryan Giggs, 48, accused of domestic violence, announced in a statement Monday that he is resigning from his charge.
“After careful reflection, I am stepping down as manager of the Wales men's team with immediate effect,” declared the former Manchester United player.
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“It has been an honor and a privilege to manage my country, but it is better that the Welsh Federation, the group of coaches and players prepare for the World Cup with certainty, clarity and without speculation surrounding their situation of their first coach. , he added.
What is the accusation against Ryan Giggs
Giggs is under judicial control after to be accused of having been violent towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, whom he would have denigrated, humiliated, mistreated and even isolated against her will, for three years, from December 2017 to November 2020.
On November 1, 2020, he would also have beaten and assaulted Emma Greville, his ex-girlfriend's sister, although Giggs denies all the accusations. However, for this reason he no longer managed Wales at the European Championship a year ago, leaving his place to his assistant Rob Page.
His trial, initially scheduled for January, is due to take place in August. “I do not want the preparations for the World Cup to be affected, destabilized or jeopardized by this matter,” justified Giggs, who assured that he intends to resume his coaching career “at a later date.”
Giggs steps down after four years
Giggs was appointed as Welsh manager in January 2018 and helped the team qualify for Euro 2020 .
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Ryan Giggs played his entire career at Manchester United (963 games, 168 goals), club which he arrived in 1991 at the age of 17, and achieved an impressive record, with 13 Leagues and two Champions, among other trophies.
Later, he took over as coach after the dismissal of David Moyes in the 2013-2014 season and was subsequently assistant to Louis van Gaal for two years.
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