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Giggs interviewed for Wales manager position

Reuters
Sunday, January 14, 2018

LONDON - Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has been interviewed for the vacant Wales manager job, British media reported yesterday.

The 44-year-old is currently working as a TV pundit after leaving his position as assistant to Louis van Gaal at United when the Dutchman departed Old Trafford at the end of the 2016 season.

Giggs, who played for Wales 64 times, has made no secret of his desire to succeed Chris Coleman as national team manager, which last year he described as the ideal job.

Coleman took Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but stepped down last November after they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The 47-year-old then took over as manager of Sunderland in the second-tier Championship.

Giggs is reported to be one of a number of candidates being considered for the vacancy by the seven-man Football Association of Wales (FAW) committee, led by chief-executive Jonathan Ford.

An appointment is expected by the end of January. A FAW press spokesman did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment yesterday.

"I know the players and the system. We've got a world-class player in Gareth Bale, some great players just beneath, some really good young players coming through like Ethan Ampadu and Ben Woodburn," said Giggs in an interview with the Times last month.

"It would be a great job."








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