British media reported on Tuesday that Welsh coach and former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was arrested for assaulting a woman, before he was released on bail.
The newspaper “The Sun” said that the police were summoned to the home of the 46-year-old former midfielder, on Sunday evening, after receiving reports of harassment and noise.
The newspaper quoted a statement from the Greater Manchester Police: “The police were called at 10 and 5 minutes on Sunday evening after reports of harassment. A woman in her thirties was slightly injured. It turned out later that she was his girlfriend, but she did not need treatment.”
The British newspaper continued: “A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of committing an assault.”
The newspaper said that police released Giggs on bail pending further investigations.
The Football Association of Wales has learned of the allegations against Giggs, the coach of the national team.
“The Welsh Football Association is aware of the involvement of Ryan Giggs, the coach of the men’s national team, in the alleged incident,” he said in a statement.
He continued: “The Welsh Football Association will not make any further comment at the present time.”
On Tuesday, Wales was expected to announce its squad to face the United States, Ireland and Finland this month, but the announcement was postponed according to press reports.
This is not the first scandal about Giggs’s relationship with the opposite sex. Earlier newspaper reports exposed the soccer star’s relationship with his younger brother’s wife for several years, and there were reports that Giggs’s nephew is in fact his biological son.
Giggs played throughout his professional career with Manchester United, playing 672 matches and scoring 114 goals.
He won the Premier League title 13 times, four titles in the Confederation Cup, two European Champions League titles, and one title in the Club World Cup.
Giggs worked in the Manchester United coaching staff, the “Red Devils” from 2014 to 2016, before taking over in January 2018 as coach of the Welsh national team.