Ryan Giggs is currently facing a domestic violence trial against his former girlfriend Kate Greville. Due to this, Ryan Giggs has stepped down as Wales manager. He announced this through the following statement.
“After much consideration, I am standing down from my position as manager of the Wales men’s national team with immediate effect.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to manage my country, but it is only right that the Wales FA, the coaching staff and the players prepare for the tournament with certainty, clarification and without speculation around the position of their head coach.
“As has been well publicised, I have pleaded not guilty to the criminal accusations being heard at Manchester Crown Court.
“Whilst I am confident in our judicial process, I had hoped that the case would have been heard earlier to enable me to resume my managerial responsibilities.
“I do not want the country’s preparations for the World Cup to be affected,. Destabilised or jeopardised in any way by the continued interest around this case.
“It is my intention to resume my managerial career at a later date. And I look forward to watching our national team alongside you in the stands.
“Finally, I would like to wish the players, the staff. And the supporters at the FAW every success at the World Cup and in the future.
“Thank you and best wishes. Ryan”
The Wales FA has acknowledged Gigg’s statement and announced: “The FAW places on record its gratitude to Ryan Giggs for his tenure as manager of the Cymru Men’s National Team and appreciates the decision he has taken, which is in the best interests of Welsh football.
“The full focus of the FAW and the Cymru Men’s National Team is on the World Cup later this year.”