Discussions continue regarding Coleman's Wales future
Wednesday 16 October 2013
Chris Coleman’s future as Wales manager is still unclear with the Football Association of Wales set to discuss the 43-year-old’s role, report Sky Sports.
Following disappointing defeats to Macedonia and Serbia in September, the FAW decided to put their offer of a new deal on hold, leaving Coleman in the dark. But with Coleman’s current deal set to expire in November, FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford says discussions will continue.
“We've got Chris until November and we've entered into discussions,” he told Sky Sports News.
“Of course there were some disappointing results but we've had conversations with Chris very recently and he'll want to take stock and evaluate the campaign. We will do exactly the same and we'll come back and have a discussion about how we go forward together. He will have his own plans and we will want to have those talks in a timely fashion.
“I think on the whole he has done a very good job and we need to be understanding of the circumstances of how he took over the team. I think he could be the right person to take us forward and hopefully look for qualification to Euro 2016.”
The former Fulham, Coventry, Real Sociedad and Larissa manager saw his Wales side earn 10 points in 10 matches during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Coleman has though come under criticism following the national side finishing second-from-bottom in Group A.
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