The start of the process for Ryan Giggs: The Welsh football icon has to answer in court in Manchester from Monday. The former Manchester United star is accused of coercing and physically assaulting his former partner between 2017 and 2020. The 48-year-old denies the allegations and pleads not guilty.
The case also had a direct impact on Gigg’s coaching career. Since November 2020 he had suspended his position as Wales national team manager after being temporarily arrested. He then stepped down in June this year as head coach of the Welsh side, who qualified for the World Cup in Qatar under the guidance of his former assistant Rob Page.
As a player, Giggs, who played exclusively for Manchester United, won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and four FA Cups.