Giggs to be named new Wales manager

Ryan Giggs is set to be announced as Wales manager

Ryan Giggs is set to be announced as Wales manager

That is the opinion of Manchester United legend and new Wales manager Ryan Giggs.

Giggs said he had spoken to his retired Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson over the weekend, and would have been stupid not to ask the greatest of managers for advice.

His first game in charge will be in the China Cup tournament against the hosts in Nanning on March 22. But I'll be the same, organised, professional and I'll have fun.

"The beauty of football is that everyone has an opinion and you have to take that. He's one of the greatest managers if not the greatest manager than has ever lived so yes I've spoken to him over the last 24 hours and will speak to him again in more depth", he said.

He will replace Chris Coleman - now manger of Sunderland - who left the post after failing to take Wales to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, having previously reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in France. They have plenty of proven, top-level stars such as Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

One wonders how understanding he'll be when managers start pulling their players out of Welsh squads in the coming months and years.

"I spoke to him but I want to be my own manager".

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However, the women had to sit in a "family section" of the stadium so that they would be separated from the male spectators. The stadium in the capital, Riyadh, will open to women on Saturday, followed by the western city of Dammam on Thursday.

"I've not done that for 18 months now and I was just itching to get back into football because that's where I feel comfortable".

"I'm tremendously proud to manage my country".

"It was an opportunity I couldn't turn down", the former winger said. "I'll take bits from managers that I've worked under at club level and worldwide level but I'm my own person". Who can forget watching us at the Euros? But I do have a few ideas and, whoever it will be, like me they will give their all for it. Experience would be good, but it has to be the right man for the job'.

"We should be there".

"When you've got Champions League quarter-finals and you are asking the players to travel all around the world, it's about striking that balance".

So what will a Giggs team look like?

"Unfortunately, we didn't qualify for the World Cup".

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