Ryan Giggs still earns £ 400,000 salary in Wales despite being on leave since November 2020 after arrest
WELSH FA Managing Director Noel Mooney has confirmed Ryan Giggs remains on full pay.
The Wales boss, who is reportedly earning £ 400,000 a year, has been on leave from his post since his arrest in November 2020.
And when asked if Wales are still paying Giggs ahead of his trial in January, new CEO Mooney replied: “He has a contract with us, yes.”
Giggs is due to stand trial at Manchester Crown Court – from January 24, 2022 – charged with assaulting two women and coercive control.
The former Manchester United and Wales star, 47, denies the charges.
Giggs staff member Robert Page has been in charge of Wales for the last 15 international matches in the past 11 months.
And interim manager Page will once again lead his country in October’s 2022 World Cup double qualifier against the Czech Republic and Estonia.
Mooney joined the Welsh FA from UEFA in August, but the Dragons’ new figurehead also revealed he spoke to Giggs.
Irishman Mooney added: “I spoke to Ryan briefly when I joined us.
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“I contacted Ryan and we had a very pleasant phone call.
“We have two games coming up very soon and Rob Page will be the manager of those two games.
“We’re just waiting. It’s in a process. We’re waiting to see how it plays out.”
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