Date published: Friday 12th January 2018 2:50

Ryan Giggs has been interviewed for the Wales manager’s job as the search for Chris Coleman’s successor nears its conclusion.

Giggs remains the favourite to succeed Coleman and return to football 18 months after leaving his coaching role at Manchester United.

But Craig Bellamy and Coleman’s former assistant Osian Roberts are also in contention for the position, with the Football Association of Wales keen on appointing a Welshman.

The FAW hopes to announce its new manager in the next week, before the UEFA Nations League draw takes place in Switzerland on January 24.

Giggs has been in pole position to claim his first permanent role in management since Coleman stepped down in November to take over at Sunderland.

The 44-year-old has many long-time admirers at the FAW and been linked with the role in the past.

But Giggs would not be a popular appointment with some Wales fans, who questioned his commitment during his 16-year international playing career.

Cardiff-born Giggs won 64 caps between 1991 and 2007 and captained his country.

But he was widely criticised for regularly pulling out of Wales squads and did not make his first appearance in an international friendly until March 2000.

He has also angered a section of Wales supporters by regularly appearing as a television pundit on England games since leaving United in the summer of 2016.

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