Former Wales manager Ryan Giggs appeared in court in Manchester on Monday ahead of his domestic violence trial.
Giggs, 48, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Kate Greville, 36, on November 1, 2020, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester. He is also accused of common assault on her younger sister, Emma Greville. Same event.
Giggs is accused of using controlling and coercive behavior against his ex-girlfriend between August 2017 and November 2020. His trial in Manchester is expected to last 10 days.
The former Manchester United player has denied all allegations but stood down as manager of the Wales national team, saying he did not want to jeopardize preparations ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Giggs has not managed a match for Wales since his arrest in November 2020, his last game being a 1–0 Nations League win against Bulgaria.
He was initially scheduled to go on trial in January, but the trial was delayed due to a court backlog due to the Covid-19 pandemic.