Ryan Giggs is the new coach of Wales. That has the football association of Wales (FAW) announced Monday. The ex-player of Manchester United signs a contract for four seasons.
“I am very proud that I was coach of Wales to call”, responded to Giggs. “There are several great challenges, such as the Nations League and the qualifications for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020.” The first assignment for Giggs is a friendly against China in march next year.
Giggs follows Chris Coleman, who in november, when Sunderland drew. Under Coleman surprised Wales the world at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 in France the semi-finals. Gareth Bale and co called in when in a for the Red Devils dramatically expired quarterfinals Belgium. Coleman could his team afterwards not to the world cup in Russia lead.
Giggs played his entire pro career for 24 years at Manchester United and came up 64 times for the national team. If only star of Wales, he knew his country never been to a big tournament, to help. In his last season as a professional footballer (2013-2014) acted Giggs as assistant manager to David Moyes. After his resignation in april, the Dutch boss of the season. He then worked for two years as right-hand man of Louis van Gaal.