Ryan Giggs would be a perfect side-kick for Gary Speed
Wales’ manager Gary Speed has revealed he has been in contact with Ryan Giggs about the legendary Manchester United winger joining his national team coaching staff.
Speed has yet to finalise his management team but he is looking for a “mixture” of experienced and younger coaches.
Speed said: “It would be great to get him (Giggs) involved in some respect. I spoke to him last week and we will have to wait and see.
“I want to bring the best people in for the sake of Welsh football. I want a good coach to do the day-to-day coaching sessions on the training pitch whereas I do more team shape.
“Then I would like an experienced man behind me who has had experience at maybe Barclays Premier League and international football because I am relatively young.”
Meanwhile, Speed’s former international teammate and ex-Wales’ boss Mark Hughes has hailed the Welsh FA’s decision to appoint Speed as John Toshack’s successor.
Hughes, who left the Welsh job in 2004 to be replaced by Toshack, said: “He is a strong personality and good with people.
“He will want to work closely with the players and I think they will understand he was a top player himself.
“They will have a memory of that because they are a young group. They will relate better to Gary than perhaps they did with the previous manager.
“He is a young manager who will have the energy and the drive to push Welsh football forward.
“Unfortunately, in recent times it has gone backwards and it’s been a difficult time to be a Welsh fan.”