According to media reports, the Welsh national coach is accused of physical injury. Giggs’s employer has already responded and canceled his upcoming appointments.
Ryan Giggs, Welsh national team coach and icon of the English record champion Manchester United, has been arrested on suspicion of assault, according to British media reports. According to The Sun newspaper, police questioned the 46-year-old after an incident at his home late Sunday.
A statement from his adviser said Giggs is working with the police and will assist them in their ongoing investigations. In addition, however, he dismisses all allegations of bodily harm against him. A quoted statement from Manchester police said a woman sustained minor injuries but did not require treatment.
A press conference with Giggs over the initially scheduled squad announcement for Tuesday was canceled, the Welsh FAW only announced that it had been informed of an “alleged incident related to national team manager Ryan Giggs”.
Giggs was, among other things, 13-time English champion and two-time Champions League winner with Manchester United. With 928 competitive appearances between 1991 and 2014, he is the record player of the “Red Devils”. He has been the team manager of Wales since January 2018. Between 1991 and 2007, the offensive player capped 64 times for the Wales squad.