Giggs in talks to be new Wales coach

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

Coleman took Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but stepped down last November after they failed to qualify for this year's World Cup Finals in Russian Federation.

Giggs remains the favourite to succeed Coleman and return to football 18 months after leaving his coaching role at Manchester United.

And with Wales out of the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation, a change of tactical edge may exponate their chances of traveling to the biggest sporting event on the planet in four years of time. Coleman took home £500,000 a year after renegotiating his deal following Euro 2016.

Current assistant manager Osian Roberts and former Wales internationals Craig Bellamy and Mark Bowen have also been interviewed.

MailOnline reports that Giggs was "formally interviewed" for the job this morning.

Bowen could be selected for the role after recently leaving Stoke with Mark Hughes
Bowen could be selected for the role after recently leaving Stoke with Mark Hughes

Giggs is thought to have backing by some former players in his quest for the Wales job and spoke about his interest last month.

The 44-year-old earned 64 Wales caps during his distinguished playing career with Manchester United, who he managed for four games on an interim basis in 2014.

He later admitted that the pressure of managing United had made him break down in tears and struggle to sleep, but he stayed on as assistant manager under Louis van Gaal before departing the club with Jose Mourinho's appointment in 2016. "I've not spoken to anyone at the moment but I'd definitely be interested". "I've played for Wales and I've said that I want to go back into coaching".

Former Wales global Carl Robinson, now Vancouver Whitecaps head coach, has also been under consideration having been urged to apply for the job by Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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