Ryan Giggs has been branded a sex addict who cannot resist women on nights out by his brother Rhodri.
Rhodri, 43, whose ex-wife Natasha had a secret eight-year affair with his brother, told a podcast: ‘Everyone has a weakness. Ryan’s was that when he goes out, he has to sleep with women.’
He was speaking a month before Ryan, 46, was arrested over a bust-up with girlfriend Kate Greville.
The former Manchester United player was arrested by officers on suspicion of assault towards Ms Greville, 36, and another woman, who is believed to be her relative, at his Salford home on Sunday following reports of ‘a disturbance’.
He denies all allegations of assault made against him and is ‘co-operating with the police,’ a statement released on his behalf said.
Ryan Giggs is being investigated by police on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend Kate Greville and another woman
His brother Rhodri, 43, said a month before the incident between his brother and Kate that Ryan was a sex addict
Asked if he despised his brother, Rhodri said: ‘No, I don’t. I feel sorry for him
‘He’s had the most amazing career but it’s just tarnished and that’s not down to me. It’s down to his own philandering. I was faithful.’
Yesterday, police sources said they were investigating claims that the footballer had committed actual bodily harm towards Ms Greville and common assault on another woman.
The two women have been questioned by police and footage of the arrest, which was filmed on body-cameras worn by officers at the scene, will also be investigated.
Yesterday, Gigg’s father Danny Wilson refuted claims his son was violent.
He told The Sun: ‘Ryan may be a womaniser but he’s not violent.’
This week reports claimed Giggs’s girlfriend feared he was cheating on her with two ‘glamorous’ women before a blazing row saw him arrested.
She allegedly confronted Giggs over ‘flirty’ messages to two women on his iPad, which was linked to his phone, before the pair engaged in a blazing row.
A source told The Sun: ‘She knows who they are. One works in London as a PR to a high-profile footballer, the other is a model based in Cheshire. They’re both younger than Giggs and very glamorous.’
Giggs, who was bailed on Monday, will step down as Wales manager for their next three games.
The Welsh FA moved swiftly after the allegations to remove Giggs from the touchline for next week’s friendly against USA and the Nations League fixtures against Republic of Ireland and Finland that follow.
Katie Greville (pictured) allegedly confronted the former footballer Giggs over ‘flirty’ messages before the pair engaged in a blazing row
Ms Greville met Giggs in 2013 when she began handling public relations for Hotel Football – which he co-owns
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) said in a statement: ‘The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp.
‘Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches.
‘Robert Page, with Ryan’s support, will take charge for the next three matches against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland supported by Albert Stuivenberg.
‘The Cymru squad for these upcoming matches will be announced on Thursday 5th November. The FAW will not be making any further comment at this current time.’
The statement followed 24 hours of frantic talks between FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford, the organisation’s legal team and other senior officials.
Police were called to Giggs’s home in Worsley, Salford shortly after 10pm on Sunday following reports of ‘a disturbance’.
A woman was left with minor injuries following an alleged incident.
It is understood the former Manchester United star was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being bailed on Monday.
The injured woman, in her 30s, did not require hospital treatment.
In a statement, Giggs’ agent said: ‘He denies all allegations of assault made against him.
‘He is cooperating with the police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigations.’
In 2017, the footballer split fro, his wife Stacey (pictured) and the pair finalised a £40million settlement
Giggs had an eight-year relationship with his brother (pictured right) Rhodri’s partner Natasha (left)
He was released on bail and was photographed leaving Pendleton police station.
Giggs has been with girlfriend Ms Greville on-and-off since 2017. They met in 2013 when she began handling public relations for Hotel Football – which he co-owns.
In 2018, Giggs went public with PR executive Ms Greville for the first time.
The couple were immediately linked after Giggs’ split from his wife Stacey who he divorced in December 2017.
Ryan and Stacey finalised a £40million settlement after he cheated on her with model and Big Brother star Imogen Thomas during their 10-year marriage.
His relationship with the reality TV star led to a super-injunction scandal when the married footballer successfully applied to the high court to prevent any details of the affair he’d allegedly had with her from being made public.
But MP John Hemming used parliamentary privilege to name the footballer as Giggs in a Commons debate.
The Welsh football coach also had an eight-year relationship with his brother Rhodri’s partner Natasha throughout the duration of his marriage, during which time his wife Stacey Giggs had been pregnant with their two children.
The affair was first revealed in June 2011 when Rhodri’s wife Natasha admitted to secretly sleeping with the former star winger in an interview with a Sunday paper.
She claimed she had aborted Ryan’s baby just weeks before she got married to Rhodri in Las Vegas.
The affair split the family apart, with brother Rhodri Giggs falling out with his brother and mother, who reportedly sided with Ryan after the affair.
The Wales manager apologised to his brother for the betrayal weeks after the affair was revealed, saying he ‘wasn’t thinking’, but Rhodri said the apology was just hollow words.
Rhodri revealed last year he has not spoken to his brother or mother since the episode.
He said had forgiven his older brother after several years, and saw the comedy in the situation when he appeared in an advert for bookmaker Paddy Power poking fun at the situation.
At the time Rhodri said: ‘I think he over-stepped the mark, I don’t think I did. What I did was funny, what he did was a car crash.’
Giggs made 963 appearances for United, more than any player in the club’s history, and enjoyed a decorated playing career. After that, he served as assistant manager and interim boss.
He is also is co-owner of League Two club Salford City along with his former United teammates David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers, Gary and Phil.