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Ryan Giggs appointed new Wales manager

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been appointed as the new manager of the Welsh national team.

Giggs, 44, succeeds Chris Coleman, who quit the job in November to take charge of Sunderland.

The former Manchester United winger was one of four candidates interviewed last Thursday to succeed now-Sunderland manager Chris Coleman, the others being his former Wales team-mate Craig Bellamy, Mark Bowen — who has just left Stoke — and assistant boss Osain Roberts.

The 44-year-old will now be tasked with leading the country’s challenge to qualify for Euro 2020, after they missed out on qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He won 64 caps between 1991 and 2007 but was unpopular with some Wales fans for missing many internationals, especially friendlies.

He ended his glittering 23-year playing career in 2014 and managed Manchester United in a caretaker role for four games at the end of the 2013-14 season after David Moyes was sacked.

Giggs was Louis van Gaal’s assistant at Old Trafford for the following two seasons before leaving United in 2016 after Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager.

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