Why is Ryan Giggs not Wales manager at the 2022 World Cup?

    WALES will be looking to go on a brilliant run at the World Cup but will be doing so WITHOUT Ryan Giggs in the dugout.

    Giggs was appointed Wales boss in 2018 and managed to steer them through the Euro qualifiers and into Euro 2020 before Rob Page took charge.

    Ryan Giggs won't be managing Wales at the World Cup


    Ryan Giggs won’t be managing Wales at the World CupCredit: AFP

    It is Page who is in charge at the World Cup also, having taken the side to Euro 2020.

    And we have all the information on why Giggs is not the manager of the national team anymore.

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    Why isn’t Ryan Giggs managing Wales at the World Cup?

    Giggs was readying his squad for their long-awaited Euros campaign back in 2020 before being arrested in April.

    He was accused of attacking PR exec Kate Greville and coercive and controlling behaviour against her between December 2017 and November 2020.

    Giggs also denied an allegation of common assault by beating against Kate’s sister Emma, 26.

    Jurors failed to reach a verdict following the three-week assault trial on August 31.

    A new trial date has been set for July 31, 2023 – 143 weeks and one day after he was arrested.

    The former Wales boss was on leave since 2020 and officially stepped down from his role in June 2022, leaving Page to be named as permanent manager until the end of the World Cup.

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    As a result, the Welsh FA announced Page would be taking Giggs place as manager for the Euros.

    The head coach was then named the manager of the national team on a permanent basis as the controversy surrounding Giggs continued.

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    Robert Page will take charge of Wales


    Robert Page will take charge of WalesCredit: PA

    Wales are in Group B for this the World Cup, the same as England.

    They face the USMNT in the opening game before going up against Iran and then finishing the group against England.


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