Ryan Giggs Set to Miss International Break

Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs is set to miss the international break, reports Laurie Whitwell of the Athletic. The Wales manager, who has denied all allegations against him, was arrested on Sunday night on suspicion of assaulting his partner.

At around 10pm on Sunday, the Police were called to Giggs’ house, after reports of a ‘disturbance’. He was then questioned by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of actual bodily harm and assault, before being released on bail.

Ryan Giggs Will Not Take Charge of Wales During International Break

What Has Been Said?

The former Manchester United winger has not directly addressed the claim yet. However, a spokesperson said that: “Giggs is cooperating with the Police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigations. Mr Giggs denies all allegations of assault made against him.”

A statement was also provided to The Sun newspaper by Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment.

“A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault.”

The Welsh FA stated that they are prioritising football football over anything else at the moment: “The football association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international matches.

Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches.”

What Does It Mean for Welsh Football?

Assistant coach Robert Page will immediately take charge of Wales during this international break. The former defender has previously been the Under-21 manager and was promoted to Giggs’ coaching staff for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

The timing of such an event, means that Page has little time to prepare for the November internationals. The squad for the forthcoming games is set to be announced on Thursday 5th November, ahead of matches against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland.

 

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