WALES cannot confirm who will be their manager at the World Cup until the conclusion of Ryan Giggs’ domestic violence trial.
Interim boss Robert Page led the Dragons to a historic first finals in 64 years thanks to Sunday’s 1-0 play-off triumph over Ukraine in Cardiff.
The victory extended Page’s contract with the Football Association of Wales until the end of the World Cup campaign but the same applies to Giggs.
The Qatar finals run from November 21 to December 18.
SunSport understands the FAW are playing the waiting game on their sensitive managerial situation with Giggs’ court case due to start in Manchester on August 8.
The Manchester United legend, 48, denies all the allegations.
Paul Scholes showed support for his former Old Trafford team-mate by posting an Instagram story of Giggs celebrating Wales’ qualification for Euro 2020 with a World Cup and clapping emoji.
Page has filled in as boss since Giggs’ arrest in November 2020.
The former Watford and Wales defender has been in charge of 23 matches — winning ten, drawing eight and losing just five.
Page, 47, has achieved three successes while in the hot seat.
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The Dragons have won promotion to the top tier of the Nations League, reached the last 16 of Euro 2020 and now earned a first World Cup finals spot since 1958.
Page, who won 41 caps, is well-liked among the players.
That was highlighted in Sunday’s post-match dressing-room celebrations, captured by midfielder Jonny Williams on social media.
Wales’ star duo Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey sang a remix of the dance hit ‘Freed from Desire’ with new lyrics of ‘Pagey’s on fire, your defence is terrified!’