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Manchester United legend Giggs penned a £500,000-a-year four-year contract to succeed Chris Coleman after the Euro 2016 semi-finalists failed to reach the World Cup and Coleman quit for Sunderland.

Giggs appointment sparked stiff criticism from fans angry at him for regularly missing friendlies for Wales when a player.

But the 44-year old is determined to prove his critics wrong.

“This is the proudest moment of my life to lead the Welsh nation; Giggs said.
“I am tremendously proud and excited to be the next Welsh manager – I can’t wait to get started.
“All I can do is work as hard as I can to produce a winning team.

“As long as I am winning games those questions won’t come up.
“I recognise the question, but up to me to give it all which I will and I want the team and the players to give their all and make the country proud just like at the Euros.

“I will give my all, like I have always done. I love to play for my country.
“I played 64 times – 65 if you include the game against Basques and I think I scored winner that day.

“I will be the same manager as I was a player – be professional, give it my all and enjoy it.”

Giggs who played 64 of a possible 117 international matches for Wales is confident he can be a success in charge of his country in his first permanent management role.

Giggs added: “Unfortunately we didn’t qualify for the World Cup but who can forget the Euros?

“I want to get us back there, with the group of players we have we should be there and it is my job to get us there.

“I can’t wait to work with them and it is a group of players who should be making major championships.

“I want an exciting team, aggressive , never giving up and a winning team.”

Ryan Giggs revealed he took advice from Sir Alex Ferguson before taking on the role but insisted he will forge his own way as a manager.

On seeking counsel from his long-time boss at Old Trafford, Giggs said: “It would be stupid not to. He’s one of the greatest managers of all time.
“I spoke to him but I want to be my own manager. I’m my own person.”



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