Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has spoken of his desire to get Wales back into the European Championships after he was named manager of the Welsh national team on Monday.
The Football Association of Wales confirmed the appointment of the United legend ahead of legend Ryan Giggs as the new Wales manager ahead of fellow interviewees Osian Roberts, Craig Bellamy and Mark Bowen.
The former Red Devils’ winger made 64 appearances for the country between 1991 and 2007, but never managed to reach a major international tournament.
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Giggs succeeds Chris Coleman, who resigned in November and subsequently took over at Sunderland, having guided Wales to the last four of Euro 2016 – their first major finals appearance since 1958.
Coleman’s last competitive game ended in a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland, which saw Wales fail to secure a play-off place in qualifying for the World Cup in Russia later this year.
Having taken interim charge of United at the end of 2013-14 following David Moyes’ sacking, Giggs remained at Old Trafford as assistant to Louis van Gaal but departed when Jose Mourinho arrived ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.
He has previously been linked with a number of managerial vacancies, including Swansea City, but on Monday the FAW confirmed him as their choice.