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Giggs named Wales boss

16 January 2018

Ryan Giggs has landed his first full-time managerial position after being officially appointed as Chris Coleman's successor for the Wales national side.

The former winger will certainly have big shoes to fill as Wales boss as his successor, Chris Coleman, guided the Dragons to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, although they did miss out on qualification for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Despite his longevity, Giggs was heavily accused of not committing to global football, as he regularly pulled out of friendlies during his playing career for Wales.

Giggs understands his status as one of Wales' greatest ever players is no guarantee he will succeed as the national team's boss. Giggs played a record 963 times for Manchester United and became British soccer's most decorated player.

Craig Bellamy, Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen were also interviewed. "This is probably the proudest moment of my life to lead the Welsh nation into the next four years with the Euros and then the World Cup".

The FAW confirmed Giggs" appointment via its official Twitter feed with a short film of a Wales shirt having the name "Giggs' pressed into it, with an accompanying caption of #CroesoGiggsy (Welcome Giggsy).

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RYAN GIGGS admits he must hit the ground running with success on the pitch to win over his Wales doubters.

Giggs was subsequently named assistant manager at Manchester United under Louis Van Gaal and served with him at the club until July 2016.

"I've got a great group of players to work with who have been so successful over the last four or five years". I want to get us back there.

He replaces Chris Coleman, who left to take charge of Championship side Sunderland.

Giggs' first game will be against China at the China Cup, in which they will compete along with Uruguay and the Czech Republic.

Giggs will be hopeful that he can revitalise the squad after a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign that ended with Ireland pipping Wales to the play-off places in the final round of matches.

Giggs named Wales boss