Giggs had been employed by the Welsh Football Association since January 2018 as head coach of the national team. Giggs resigned from his post in November 2020 after his arrest, but he has always denied the allegations.
The lawsuit is scheduled for August, after which the football association would make a decision about his future. Giggs has decided not to wait for the verdict and to surrender his contract.
“I don’t want the World Cup preparation to be affected or jeopardized by the continued interest in this case,” Giggs said. “I’m sad because we can’t continue this journey together, because I’m sure this talented group will make the country proud at the World Cup.”
Giggs now leaves that task to Robert Page, who was already at the helm as interim manager and led Wales to their first World Cup entry in 64 years this month. Ukraine was defeated 1-0 in the final of the play-offs.
Wales will face England, the United States and Iran in the group stage of the World Cup.