Ryan Giggs, former footballer, has been charged of assaulting 2 women
Until Friday, Giggs was the manager of the Wales national soccer team, but after the charges were made public, the Football Association of Wales announced that he would be replaced by Robert Page for the Euro 2020 tournament this summer.
Ryan Giggs, a former Manchester United soccer player, has been charged with assaulting two women, police and prosecutors revealed on Friday. Giggs, 47, has been convicted with serious bodily injury to a woman in her 30s, common assault on a woman in her 20s, and coercive and controlling behaviour between 2017 and 2020.
Giggs was the manager of Wales' national soccer team until Friday, but the Football Association of Wales announced after the charges were made public that he will be replaced by Robert Page for this summer's Euro 2020 tournament.
Giggs was barred from a number of international matches in November after being accused of assault. At the time, he denied the charges. Giggs was scheduled to appear in Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on April 28, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.
In a separate release, Greater Manchester Police stated that both counts of assault occurred on the evening of November 1, 2020, when police were called to complain of a disturbance and a woman in her 30s was treated for injuries at the scene.
The Football Association of Wales announced that a meeting would be held to discuss the effect of the developments on the national team. "At this time, the FAW will make no further comment," it said in a statement.
Giggs made 963 appearances for Manchester United as a player over 23 years, a club record, and won a slew of awards, including 13 Premier League winner's medals and two UEFA Champions League winner's medals.
He played 64 times for Wales between 1991 and 2007, and he took over as national coach in 2018.