Coleman thanks players, hopes Panama wasn't last match with Wales

Coleman thanks players, hopes Panama wasn't last match with Wales
From ESPN - November 14, 2017

Chris Coleman said he hoped he was not managing Wales for the final time after the 1-1 draw with Panama.

Coleman is set to thrash out his future in the next week as he resumes talks with the Football Association of Wales over a new deal.

The 47-year-old wants certain guarantees over his backroom staff and it remains to be seen whether the FAW will meet those assurances,

And Coleman -- who saw his side denied victory in the third minute of stoppage time when Armando Cooper cancelled out Tom Lawrence's excellent strike -- admitted he did not know what the future holds.

"It's a funny one because I do not know what's going to happen,'' Coleman said. "I hope that's not going to be the last game.

"I think I am the man to lead them but it is a bit more to it than that. I told the players that if this is my last experience with them, they have been a pleasure. We have been through a lot.

"We needed to get this camp out of the way. Of course it is public, my situation.

"So I hope it is resolved sooner rather than later -- and I think talks will start this week.''

Wales fans left the FAW hierarchy in no doubt as to what they want to happen.

They showed their support for Coleman from the first minute as they urged the man who guided them to the semifinals of Euro 2016 to stay.


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