[Sport] Ryan Giggs charged with assault of ex-girlfriend, taken off Wales’ Euro 2020 roster

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Ryan Giggs, a former Manchester United player, has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

In November, Wales boss Ryan Giggs, 47, is accused of assaulting PR worker Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester. Between December 2017 and November 2020, he faces an additional accusation of coercive and controlling conduct.

During the same alleged incident, Giggs was also charged with common assault on a woman in her twenties.

Prior to his court appearance, Giggs was released on bail.

“We have authorized Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behavior which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm,” The CPS said.

“A charge of assault by beating relating to a second woman has also been authorized. Mr. Giggs will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28th April.

“The CPS made the decision to charge Mr. Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police.

“Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardize the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

Off the job

After the charges, Robert Page will take over as Wales manager for Euro 2020 this summer, which has been confirmed by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

In the last two international windows, Page has filled in for Giggs in second place, and now he has to lead the charges.

“The FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of… manager for this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament,” read the statement.

Welsh football’s governing body also confirmed that Albert Stuivenberg will continue as Page’s assistant.

The statement continued: “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.”

Giggs, who played 64 times for Wales before retiring in 2007, was appointed Wales manager in January 2018, and led the team to qualification for the postponed Euro 2020 finals.

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