EXCLUSIVE: Wales interim boss Rob Page will hold talks over becoming their new permanent manager after Ryan Giggs resigned from his post, with Welsh FA to discuss terms that will see him guide them through to Euro 2024
Robert Page will hold talks over a long-term contract with Wales in the coming weeks after Ryan Giggs resigned from his post.
Giggs had temporarily left the role after being charged in November 20 with assaulting his ex-girlfriend – charges he strenuously denies – and then stepped down on Monday, as Sportsmail had exclusively revealed.
Page had been in interim charge and his current deal runs until Wales’ World Cup campaign ends, but there is willingness on all sides to discuss new terms to take Wales to Euro 2024.
Interim boss Rob Page will hold talks over a long-term contract with Wales in coming weeks
It comes after Man United legend Ryan Giggs resigned as Wales manager on Monday evening
The 47-year-old has done an outstanding job since taking the reins. Wales had qualified for Euro 2020 – held last summer – under Giggs but Page guided them to the last 16, as well as earning promotion to the top tier of the Nations League.
Yet Page’s greatest achievement was to lead Wales to their first World Cup since 1958, and only the second in their history, when they defeated Ukraine in a winner-takes-all play-off in Cardiff earlier this month.
With only two more fixtures – against Belgium and Poland in the Nations League in September – before the finals, the idea is for Page to take Wales to Qatar with his future secured.
The 47-year-old has done an outstanding job since taking the reins and has lead Wales to their first World Cup since 1958
Speaking exclusively to Sportsmail in April, Page said: ‘These Wales players would walk on glass along the M4 to get here and play.
‘Before the Austria game recently, I spoke to them and said it felt like being with a group of friends.
‘No money, no politics. Just like having a kickabout with my mates. That’s the feel and it has taken us a long way.’