Wales manager Ryan Giggs to be absent for Ireland game following arrest over alleged assault

The 46-year-old denied ‘all allegations’ in a statement.

Giggs was due to oversee three upcoming Wales games, including the 15 November clash with Ireland.
Giggs was due to oversee three upcoming Wales games, including the 15 November clash with Ireland.
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Updated Nov 3rd 2020, 1:45 PM

RYAN GIGGS WILL not be involved in Wales’ upcoming international camp after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.

The 46-year-old manager was arrested and later bailed over an alleged row with “on-off girlfriend” Kate Greville at his home, The Sun newspaper reported.

Wales play the United States in a friendly on 12 November before Nations League games against the Republic of Ireland (15 November) and Finland (18 November).

“The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp,” said an FAW statement.

“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.”

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A statement released on behalf of Giggs said he denied “all allegations of assault made against him”. 

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

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at 10.05pm 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 suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault.”

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