RYAN GIGGS has been spotted out and about for the first time since stepping down as Wales manager.
The former Manchester United winger resigned from his post as he awaits his upcoming domestic violence trial in August.
Wearing sunglasses, a polo shirt and shorts, Giggs was spotted talking on the phone as he walked his dog.
Prior to his resignation, the 48-year-old had been on leave since his arrest in November 2020.
Upon the announcement of his departure, Giggs said: "After much consideration, I am standing down from my position as manager of the Wales men’s national team with immediate effect.
"It has been an honour and a privilege to manage my country, but it is only right that the Wales FA, the coaching staff and the players prepare for the tournament with certainty, clarification and without speculation around the position of their head coach."
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Giggs is also accused of using coercive behaviour towards Kate Greville as well as assaulting her sister when the trial, delayed from January due to a backlog of cases, starts on August 8.
He added: "I have pleaded not guilty to the criminal accusations being heard at Manchester Crown Court.
"Whilst I am confident in our judicial process, I had hoped that the case would have been heard earlier to enable me to resume my managerial responsibilities. Through nobody’s fault the case has been delayed.
"I do not want the country’s preparations for the World Cup to be affected, destabilised or jeopardised in any way by the continued interest around this case."
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Giggs' contract had been set to expire after this winter's World Cup.
Caretaker Robert Page is now set to lead Wales in Qatar, having guided them through qualification.
Welsh talisman Gareth Bale recently backed the 47-year-old to land the job full time.
The former Real Madrid and Tottenham icon said: "He is the long-term manager. I don't think there is any question in the changing room or from the fans.
"He's done an incredible job coming in in difficult circumstances.
"I guess that's why you achieve big things when your team is happy and your manager is doing well."
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