Ryan Giggs will not manage Wales at Euro 2020 after being charged with assault

Robert Page will take charge of Wales in the upcoming Euros following the latest development

Ryan Giggs in a file photo; Credit: Twitter

Wales have announced on Friday that their manager Ryan Giggs will not be in charge of the national team at Euro 2020 after being charged with assault and actual bodily harm in November last year. The former Manchester United winger has been charged with three offences. Giggs has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s. Both counts relate to an incident in November 2020.

He has also been charged with one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020. The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed that Robert Page will assume the role of national team manager for this summer’s European Championships.

In a statement on Friday, Greater Manchester Police said: “A man from Salford has been charged with three offences after police were called to reports of a disturbance in the Worsley area in November 2020.”

“Ryan Giggs has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s. Both counts relate to an incident on the evening of Sunday 1 November 2020.

“Giggs, of Chatsworth Road, Worsley, has also been charged with one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020. He has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28 April 2021.

“Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday 1 November 2020 to reports of a disturbance at an address on Chatsworth Road, Worsley.”

Giggs denies the charges

The former Manchester United winger has denied allegations of assault and said that he is looked forward to clearing his name.

“I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations,” Giggs said in a statement. “I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name.”

“I would like to wish Robert Page, the coaching staff, the players and the supporters every success at the Euros this summer.”

In their statement, the FAW said: “The Football Association of Wales has noted the decision of The Crown Prosecution Service to proceed with charging Ryan Giggs, the Men’s National Team Manager.”

“In light of this decision, the FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of Cymru Men’s National Team manager for this summer’s EURO 2020 tournament and will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg.

“An FAW Board meeting will be convened to discuss these developments and its impact on the Association and the National Team.”

Giggs, 47, has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on April 28th.




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