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Ryan Giggs approaches former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes over Wales job

Posted: 25 January 2018 Time: 18:45

Ryan Giggs has revealed he has approached Paul Scholes over joining him in the Wales coaching set-up.

Giggs was named Chris Coleman's replacement as the Welsh national team head coach and is busy building his backroom staff ahead of his first game in charge, the China Cup clash against the hosts in March.

And having worked alongside former Manchester United team-mate Scholes during Giggs' time as interim coach at Old Trafford in 2014, he is keen to reignite that partnership on the international stage.

"I speak to Scholesy all the time," said Giggs. "I saw him Saturday at Salford City - but there are no names who are concrete.

"I am talking to lots of people and I do not want to mention individuals. I obviously know Scholesy really well. We will see what happens."

Giggs continued: "It is a balance. A balance about getting experience, fresh ideas - someone who can improve the Welsh team.

"It is my first job (in management), so if you have someone with experience, it is a bonus.

"We are getting there (with coaching team). Nothing concrete at the moment - only Tony Roberts as goalkeeper coach who will carry on, someone I know well from my playing career with Wales."

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