Giggs interviewed as Wales continue manager search

John Hartson of Celtic celebrates after scoring during the Scottish Premier division match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park

John Hartson of Celtic celebrates after scoring during the Scottish Premier division match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park

Ryan Giggs has been interviewed for the vacant Wales job, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Chris Coleman left the role in November after Wales failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup and FAW officials are keen to make a swift appointment - before the draw for the Nations League on January 24.

The new Wales manager will be offered an annual salary of around £300,000, significantly reduced terms from predecessor Chris Coleman due to the country's failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Football Association of Wales chiefs are also keen to speak to 78-cap former global Craig Bellamy, while Coleman's right-hand man Osian Roberts is an outside choice.

Giggs had been working as Louis van Gaal's assistant and had taken charge of four games after David Moyes was sacked by the club.

The news that Giggs had been interviewed for the job came hours after Giggs's former Wales teammate John Hartson ruled himself out of contention.

"I played for Wales, I've said that I want to go back into coaching, and that is obviously one of the top jobs".

'Of course I'm interested, ' he said.

Former Wales global Carl Robinson, now Vancouver Whitecaps head coach, has also been under consideration having been urged to apply for the job by Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale.

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