Former Football Player Ryan Giggs Charged With Assaulting Two Women

Ryan Giggs
Football coach and former player Ryan Giggs was charged with assaulting two women. Giggs was accused of causing actual bodily harm and with common assault on two women in November 2020. The police stated that one of the women was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

According to the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service, it authorised the Greater Manchester police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in coercive or controlling behaviour between the years 2017 and 2020. He is set to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on April 28. The Greater Manchester Police said that officers had been called on November 1 on reports of a disturbance.

On November 3, Giggs was arrested on suspicion of two counts of assault against his girlfriend and another person. Giggs denied the charges against him but was charged with actual bodily harm and common assault against two women, and coercive and controlling behaviour on April 23.

Ryan Giggs said in a statement that “I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name.”

Following the charges, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) stated that the assistant manager Robert Page will replace Giggs as the Wales men’s national team manager. Page will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg for the 2021 summer European Championships. The FAW said there would be a “board meeting will be convened to discuss these developments and its impact on the association and the national team.”

The 47-year-old Ryan Giggs is a former player and the current manager of the Wales national football team. Giggs played for the Manchester United Football Club and briefly served as the club’s interim manager. He is the co-owner of the Salford City Football Club along with several other Manchester Unites players.

On January 12, 2018, Giggs was appointed as the manager of the Wales national football team after Chris Coleman left.