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Ryan Giggs arrested and stands down for upcoming Wales fixtures

Ryan Giggs was arrested and then put on bail after allegations that he assaulted his “on-off girlfriend” Kate Greville at his home in Manchester.
Ryan Giggs head Coach of Wales. Photo Source TheTimes.co.uk

Giggs will now not be involved in Wales upcoming fixtures against the Untied States, Republic of Ireland and Finland. 

Giggs denies the allegations and during his departure, assistant manager Robert Page will take over in his absence, but interestingly will still assist Page during the games. Wales play the United States in a friendly on November 12 before Nation League games against the Republic of Ireland and Finland. 

Wales were due to hold a press conference on Tuesday to announce the squad for the upcoming games, but that now was cancelled late Monday night. The squad will now be announced in a seperate press conference on Thursday 5th November. 

A statement from the Football Association of Wales said, “The Wales FA and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming internationally camp.”

“Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches. Robert Page, with Ryan’s support, will take charge for the next three matches against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland supported by Albert Stuivenberg.”

A statement released on Tuesday morning on the behalf of Giggs read: “Mr Giggs denies all allegations of assault made against him. He is co-operating with the police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigations.”

Two police cars were parked outside Giggs’ house in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Sunday evening following reports of a disturbance involving 36-year-old Ms Greville.

In a statement provided to The Sun Newspaper, Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at 10.05 pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment.”  

“A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspision of section 47 assulat and section 39 common assault.”

Original story source Sky Sports

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