Giggs interested in Wales job

Wales is on the lookout for a new boss following Chris Coleman's resignation last month and Ryan Giggs has thrown his name into the ring.

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has thrown his name into the ring for the position of Wales head-coach.   -  Getty Images

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has confirmed his interest in wanting to replace Chris Coleman as Wales manager.

Wales is on the lookout for a new boss following Coleman's resignation last month, and former international Giggs has thrown his name into the ring.

Giggs had a four-match spell as interim boss at United in 2014 following David Moyes' sacking, while he also worked as an assistant to Louis van Gaal until 2016.

The 44-year-old – capped 64 times by the national team – has failed to land a permanent managerial role despite being linked with numerous jobs but he is attracted to the Wales vacancy.

"Of course I'm interested," Giggs told Sky Sports News.

"I played for Wales, I've said that I want to go back into coaching and that is obviously one of the top jobs.

"I played for United, I played for Wales, those are the two jobs.

"I've not spoken to anyone at the moment but I'd definitely be interested."

Wales qualified for Euro 2016, where it reached the semifinals, having previously failed to reach a major tournament since 1958.

However, Wales was unable to book its spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as Coleman left for Championship outfit Sunderland.

 

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