Coleman still undecided on Wales future after Panama draw

From BBC - November 14, 2017

Chris Coleman believes he is still the man to lead Wales - but admits he is unsure about his future as manager.

Coleman's contract expires at the end of November and he is set to hold talks about a new deal.

Wales drew 1-1 with Panama in Tuesday's friendly, in which Coleman gave four players their debuts and another three their first starts.

"I hope that's not going to be the last game. I do not know, if I am honest with you," said the 47-year-old.

"I think I am the man to lead them but there is a bit more to it than that. I never lose the desire to represent Wales.

"If I do not stay on I am going to be joining a long list of other managers that are out of work, looking for new employment. There are only two scenarios: I will either be here or not.

"How quickly I go to another club, I have no idea - 24 hours is a long time in football. I am sitting here with no idea what is coming. I have already said if everything is right [I want to stay with Wales]."

Coleman has held informal talks with Football Association of Wales bosses, but had put official discussions on hold until this month's friendly matches against France and Panama had passed.

As well as assurances about his own contract, he also wants full-time deals for head of performance Ryland Morgans and psychologist Ian Mitchell.

Appointed in 2012, Coleman is the most successful manager in Welsh football history having guided his country to their first major semi-final at Euro 2016.


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