Print Edition - 2017-11-02 | Sports
Coleman not sure about wales future
Nov 2, 2017-
Wales manager Chris Coleman said on Wednesday he has “no idea” if he will stay in the job after holding initial talks with football chiefs.
Coleman’s current contract ends at the end of this month after friendlies away against France on November 10 and Panama in Cardiff on November 14. The 47-year-old’s position has been under scrutiny since last month’s defeat to Ireland cost them a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia next summer. “I have no idea if these are my last games,” Coleman said. “Initial talks have been undertaken since our last game but we are no further forward.”
Coleman was appointed Wales manager in January 2012 following the death of his great friend Gary Speed. The former Fulham manager took Wales to their first major finals for 58 years at Euro 2016 and steered them to the semi-finals in France. A players’ delegation met Coleman straight after the defeat to Ireland in attempt to persuade him to stay.
“France in Paris is a fantastic game for us and if this is my last camp it’s not a bad way to sign off,” Coleman said. “It may be the (Euro 2016) final that never took place and of course we’ve never played Panama. I have to look and think.”
Published: 02-11-2017 09:35