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Giggs misses Euro 2020 in the backlash of assault charges

Sat 24 April 2021 | 6:21

The Manchester United icon has been charged with assault and actual bodily harm, as well as a single count of coercive and controlling behavior, on Friday.

As a result, the Welshman won’t be able to manage his country in their upcoming European Championship tournament.

"The Football Association of Wales has noted the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service to proceed with charging Ryan Giggs, the men’s national team manager,"

the FAW

affirmed in a statement released shortly after the CPS announced its intent to charge the former United star.

"In light of this decision, the FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of men’s national team manager for this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament and will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg.

"An FAW Board meeting will be convened to discuss these developments and its impact on the Association and the national team. The FAW will not be making any further comment at this current time."

In the wake of Giggs' arrest in November 2020, Page temporarily replaced him as interim manager and led them to the top tier of the UEFA Nations League.

Giggs played for Manchester United for 24 years, scoring 114 goals in 672 league appearances. However, his personal life was controversial as a statement from Greater Manchester Police deemed another shadow to his persona.

The statement reads: "A man from Salford has been charged with three offences after police were called to reports of a disturbance in the Worsley area in November 2020. 

"Ryan Giggs has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s. Both counts relate to an incident on the evening of Sunday 1 November 2020.

"Giggs, of Chatsworth Road, Worsley, has also been charged with one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020. He has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 28 April 2021.

"Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday 1 November 2020 to reports of a disturbance at an address on Chatsworth Road, Worsley."


source: SportMob