Ramsey defends comments on new Wales manager

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has defended comments he made on his Twitter page over the search for a new Wales manager, Metro reports.

The Welsh international took criticism from some people for saying he was disappointed about the lack of consult with players over a replacement for Gary Speed. The former Welsh boss died tragically at his home last year and the Football Association of Wales have been looking to appoint a replacement before the memorial friendly for Speed in February. Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has been touted as the new boss, but that deal was stopped by United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ramsey tweeted that he thought the FAW should have consulted the players about their choices over management, but was quick to clarify the reasons for his disappointment. The Arsenal midfielder had been made captain under Speed for Wales and, along with Spurs winger Gareth Bale, is seen as one of the bright hopes for Wales, as well as the Great Britain Olympic Team this summer.

‘Firstly, I would like to clarify my point. I used the word disappointed for a reason. We have just lot our manager and leader through a tragedy and not footballing reasons. For that reason, I would have thought they would have contacted the players to hear what we thought would be the best way to continue our recent success on the pitch, in which we have been building for the World Cup qualifiers for the last 11 months with a clear view’, Ramsey said.

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