Wales manager Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting two women
Wales manager Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
The former Manchester United manager and Wales and Man U winger has not managed Wales since his arrest in November.
He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of assault against his girlfriend and another person.
The Crown Prosecution Service said: “We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
“A charge of assault by beating relating to a second woman has also been authorised. 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 jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”
They added that Ryan Giggs will next appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 28.
In a statement, the Football Association of Wales said it “has noted the decision of The Crown Prosecution Service to proceed with charging Ryan Giggs.”
“In light of this decision, the FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of Cymru Men’s National Team manager for this summer’s EURO 2020 tournament and will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg.
“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.”