WALES will be aiming to go on another brilliant run at the Euros this summer but will be doing so WITHOUT Ryan Giggs in the dugout.
Giggs has been Wales boss since 2018 and managed to steer them through the Euro qualifiers and into this summer’s tournament.
But the Man Utd icon won’t be there to manage his players to glory.
Why isn’t Ryan Giggs managing Wales at Euro 2020?
Giggs was readying his squad for their long-awaited Euros campaign this summer before being arrested in April.
Giggs, 47, was charged with coercive control and actual bodily harm in relation to his ex-girlfriend, while he was also charged with assault by beating relating to a second woman.
“We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm,” the Crown Prosecution Service announced.
As a result, the Welsh FA announced Robert Page would be taking Giggs place as manager for the Euros.
Giggs will go on trial for his alleged crimes on January 24, 2021.
The former United winger didn’t enter a formal plea but says he “looks forward to clearing my name”.
Who are Wales playing at Euro 2020?
Wales are in Group A for this summer’s European Championships, meaning they will play Switzerland, Turkey and Italy in the group stages.
Ahead of their first game against Switzerland, Wales will play two friendlies against France and Albania.
Wales Euro 2020 Group A fixtures:
- Wales vs Switzerland – Sat, June 12 – 2pm
- Turkey vs Wales – Weds, June 16 – 5pm
- Italy vs Wales – Sun, June 20 – 5pm