I’m ashamed of my son, shouldn’t be Wales manager – Giggs’ father
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs’ has received immediate attack on his new job from within his immediate family. His father Danny Wilson feels his son does not deserve to be appointed manager of the Wales.
Giggs, 44, who was appointed the new coach of Wales on Monday, made the wrong headlines a few years ago when it was revealed he had had a long-running affair with his brother’s wife.
The former Wales winger also changed his surname from Wilson to his mother’s surname Giggs when he was 16 and after his parents had separated.
Wilson who spoke with The Sun newspaper said the wounds of the past are still fresh.
He said, “I should be the proudest dad in the world, as happy as a lark by what he’s achieved – but I am ashamed of him.
“He’s put himself first and all he cares about is his TV punditry and opening swanky hotels in Manchester. Now when I see him on TV I switch off, all the family do.”
Wilson who was a former rugby player stressed that Wales should have hired a manager with better character.
“I feel like going there and having it out with him. He’s not fit for the job. It stinks. The Welsh team manager is someone who is respected and looked up to in society.
“He is my son and it brings me close to tears to say that my family don’t respect him and look up to him.”
Giggs’ first game in charge of Wales will be against China in an international friendly game in March.