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Gary Speed Wants Ryan Giggs to Be Part of Wales National Team Set Up

Old Trafford winger in talks with new Welsh boss.

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Gary Speed has revealed he has held talks with Ryan Giggs about the Wales great joining his new set-up.
The Manchester United winger retired from international football in 2007 but new Wales boss Speed has hinted he would like Giggs in his coaching team.
“It would be great to get him involved in some respect,” Speed told BBC Sport. “I spoke to him last week and we’ll have to wait and see.”
Speed has made finalising his backroom team his top priority.
The 41-old-old, who succeeded John Toshack as coach of the national side, wants his management team to be a “mixture of an experienced and younger coach.”

Gary Speed was replaced as Wales captain by Ryan Giggs in 2004
John Carver, the former Newcastle United and Leeds United assistant, was Speed’s right-hand-man during the former Wales captain’s four-month reign in his first managerial job as Sheffield United.
Carver is now caretaker manager at Bramall Lane since Speed quit Championship club United but he could follow Speed to the Football Association of Wales. (BBC Sport)

Whilst there is clearly no harm in attempting to get Ryan Giggs involved in the Welsh national team set up I just don’t see the Manchester United veteran being the type to go into any form of management or coaching once he hangs up his boots. There are some players who appear born to follow successful playing careers with stints in the dug out but the 37 year old winger doesn’t seem that type of character.

Also he may well have another year or two in the tank and therefore unlikely to answer any calls to assist Gary Speed at the present time.


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