Jump to content
  • Sign in to follow this  

    Wales appoint Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as manager

    Joe Jones

    Wales have announced the appointment of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as their new manager on a four-year contract.

    The 44-year-old will be taking on his first major managerial role, his only experience so far having come in a four-game stint in interim charge of United after David Moyes was sacked.

    Giggs, capped 64 times by Wales in his 24-year professional career, takes over from Chris Coleman, who left the role in November to take over as manager of Championship side Sunderland.

    The former winger told reporters: "I am so proud to have been given the honour of managing the national team.

    "The challenges that we have ahead of us with the Nations League and qualification for Euro 2020 excite me a great deal.

    "I can't wait to start working with the players as we prepare for those crucial games later in the year.

    "I know that the criticism is going to come and the way to combat that is to win games and give it my all, which I'll do.

    "I'm just itching to get back into football, because that's where I feel comfortable, that's where I belong.

    "So many times it's been said that a good career as a player doesn't necessarily mean you're going to be a good manager. But I think that's down to the individual.

    "I'll do exactly what I did when I was a player - be professional, give it my all and enjoy it."

    Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.

      Report Article

    Sign in to follow this  

    Are you a Football Manic? Visit our Community Forum

    Join us - Discuss - Write for us - Debate - Contact us

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

About FM


Football Manics is an independent football fan site that aims to provide a platform for every football lover and supporter to discuss anything and everything about the beautiful game, regardless of which team they support.

Support FM

Enjoy the content FM offers? Want to help us grow? Please consider donating to our site, it will go a long way towards improving the content FM writes!


Meet the Team

CJ CJ Administrators
Cotton84 Cotton84 Administrators
ARLukomski ARLukomski Administrators
Aneesh Aneesh Media

Social Media


Important Information

Football Manics uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. To approve, simply continue using the site or click 'I accept'. Terms of Use.