Giggs out of Wales running
Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted there is no chance of Ryan Giggs being appointed the new Wales manager.
The Manchester United midfielder has been linked with the role that was this week vacated by John Toshack, having previously admitted that he would be interested in one day managing his country.
Giggs' playing career is drawing towards a close and reports had suggested he might be contacted about the possibility of combining his United duties with the Wales post until he hangs up his boots.
However, Ferguson has now moved quickly to rule out such a scenario after holding discussions with Giggs.
"I spoke to him. It will not happen," said the Red Devils manager. "It is impossible to do both."
Ferguson hopes the 36-year-old will carry on playing for United until the end of the 2011/12 campaign and does not feel he can divide his attention between playing at the highest level and managing an international team.
"We have to be selfish here. I am not even prepared to negotiate on this matter," explained the Scot.
"At his age, Ryan needs to use all his energy and concentration to be here.
"It is a big season for him. It maybe his second last, it may be his last. We want it to be the second last.
"The best way for that to happen is for him to concentrate on being here."