Ryan Giggs appointed Wales manager

Tuesday, 16 Jan, 2018

Ryan Giggs looks set to be named the new Wales manager on a four-year contract and the news should be announced at today's press conference in Cardiff.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been appointed as the new Wales manager.

It is understood that the former Wales global is likely to be offered a four-year contract, with the chief objective being that Giggs lead the Wales side safely through the qualification for the UEFA Euro 2020. I had an interview on Thursday and for me it was an opportunity I couldn't turn down.

Bellamy, 38, won 78 caps and is the country's fourth most-capped player.

This is Giggs' first stint as a permanent first-team manager in professional football. At one stage missing eighteen consecutive friendly matches for his country, Giggs retired from worldwide football in 2007. "But I also want to be my own manager". I know him, I know how he feels about Welsh football and the passion he has'.

Giggs' first game in charge will be in the China Cup tournament against the hosts in Nanning on March 22.

Manchester United are said to be leading the race for Sanchez despite long-term interest from Manchester City. After overseeing their end to the season, Giggs acted as Louis van Gaal's assistant for two years.

Giggs admitted the whirlwind nature of his appointment - interviewed on Thursday and unveiled on Monday - had given him little time to consider his backroom staff.

"We haven't been at a World Cup since 1958 and I want to get this group of players there and be a part of it".

"Who can forget the Euros?"

"So good luck trying to get the players together". But I think that's down to the individual.

'I will do exactly what I did as a player, be professional, work hard, be organised.