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Ryan probe Giggs 'steps aside' as Wales boss for upcoming internationals after he is arrested on suspicion of assault


Ryan Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend (Ben Birchall/PA)

Ryan Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend (Ben Birchall/PA)

Ryan Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend (Ben Birchall/PA)

Wales manager Ryan Giggs will not take part in the upcoming international camp after being questioned on suspicion of assaulting a woman at his home.

The Wales team will be managed by assistant coach Rob Page for their matches against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland.

Giggs, 46, was arrested and later bailed over an alleged row with "on-off girlfriend" Kate Greville.

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."

Police added the arrested man was later released on bail pending further inquiries.

A representative for Giggs told the Daily Mirror that he denied the allegations and is cooperating with police.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) postponed a press conference scheduled for Tuesday, where the Wales squad was to be announced for the upcoming friendly against the USA and the important Nations League fixtures with the Republic of Ireland and Finland.

It has since confirmed that Giggs will not be involved in the upcoming international camp, with Page taking control for the next three matches.

The squad for these upcoming matches will be announced on Thursday 5th November.

An FAW spokesman said: "The FAW is aware of an alleged incident involving the men's national team manager Ryan Giggs.

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"The FAW will be making no further comment at this current time."

Giggs, who won 64 caps for Wales, had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups.

He is also a co-owner of League Two side Salford City.

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