The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have decided that their boss will not be in camp for the next three matches.
In November, Wales manager Ryan Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assault; he denies the charge and has had his bail extended until May 1. In March, Wales will play Belgium and the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifiers.
Robert Page will lead the team against Belgium, Mexico, and the Czech Republic this month, with Albert Stuivenberg providing backup, as he did during the previous international window in November.
On March 15, the Welsh squad will be revealed.
After a confirmed row with his “on-again, off-again ex,” Kate Greville, former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, 47, was arrested and bailed in November.
“Mr Giggs denies all charges of abuse brought against him,” a statement sent on his behalf said at the time of his detention.
Following his incarceration four months earlier, Giggs decided to miss games against the United States, Republic of Ireland, and Finland, with his assistant Page taking over as caretaker manager.
As Wales were elevated to the top tier of European football, Page, who joined Giggs’ backroom team in August 2019, supervised victories over the Republic of Ireland and Finland.
Wales begin their World Cup qualifying campaign in Group E against Belgium, the world’s top team.
Wales start their World Cup qualifying Group E campaign away to Belgium, the world’s top-ranked side, on March 24 before hosting the Czech Republic in Cardiff six days later.
Mexico will also play a friendly at Cardiff City Stadium on March 27.
The resignation of chief executive Jonathan Ford after a vote of no confidence by the FAW Council has also hampered Wales’ plans for the postponed Euro 2020 tournament this summer.
Ford’s resignation was confirmed on Tuesday, and he would leave on March 31.
Since December 2009, the publicity and sponsorship consultant had been at the FAW, and he was largely credited with raising the organization’s image and rising turnover.
However, rising tensions behind the scenes over a variety of concerns led to the council passing a vote of no confidence on February 22 by a margin of 26 votes to five.