Ryan Giggs has been named Wales manager on a four-year deal.
Giggs, 44, succeeds Sunderland manager Chris Coleman, who left for the Stadium of Light in November.
The Manchester United legend has been a long term target for the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and was the favourite for the role as soon as Coleman left the post after Wales’ failed World Cup bid.
Apart from Giggs, FAW also interviewed others like former Wales striker Craig Bellamy, Mark Bowen and Coleman’s assistant Osian Roberts for the Wales managerial job.
While speaking via a statement from FAW, Giggs said: “I am so proud to have been given the honour of managing the national team.
“The challenges that we have ahead of us with the Nations League and qualification for Uefa Euro 2020 excite me a great deal.
“I can’t wait to start working with the players as we prepare for those crucial games later in the year.” he further stated.
FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford added: “With his vast amount of experience having played, coached and managed the biggest club in the world, we are confident of a successful future for our national team.”
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