MANCHESTER: The Wales football manager Ryan Giggs threw his ex-girlfriend out of their hotel room naked and kicked her in the back, a court has been told.

The former Manchester United winger is accused of a pattern of controlling and coercive behaviour against Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.

Giggs denies a second count that he assaulted Ms Greville, 36, and caused her actual bodily harm on November 1 2020, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester.

 He is said to have deliberately headbutted his now ex-girlfriend.

The Salford City co-owner also pleaded not guilty to the common assault by beating of Ms Greville’s youngster sister, Emma Greville during the same alleged incident.

 Details of his alleged controlling and coercive behaviour were read out in court, accusing Giggs of:


Threatening to send e-mails to her friends and her employers about their sexual relationship.
  • Throwing her belongings out of his house when she questioned him about relationships with other women.
  • Kicking her in the back, and then throwing her out of their Stafford Hotel bedroom in London naked, followed by throwing her bag at her when she accused him of flirting with other women.
  • Sending constant unwanted messages and making constant unwanted calls to her and her friends when she tried to break off the relationship.
  • After she had tried to break off the relationship, regularly turning up unannounced and uninvited at her home, workplace and gym.

Shortly after he was charged with the offences, Giggs issued a statement in which he denied all the allegations and said he would ‘look forward to clearing my name’.

In a hearing lasting less than an hour, the court also heard the former couple were involved in a separate civil dispute over ownership of a pet.

Giggs is expected go on trial in the criminal proceedings at Manchester Crown Court on January 24.