Wales manager John Toshack will clarify his position on Thursday afternoon this afternoon after considerable speculation in recent days that he is poised to quit.

The 61-year-old's future has been the subject of intense speculation since Wales were beaten in their opening Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro last Friday.

Toshack was due to hold meetings with the Football Association of Wales on Thursday morning before speaking alongside the governing body's president Phil Pritchard and chief executive Jonathan Ford at a press conference.

Most attending will be expecting the former Real Madrid boss to announce he is standing down after almost six years in charge.

It remains to be seen whether that means he will leave the post immediately or remain in charge for next month's qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland while a successor is found.

Some reports have suggested current under-21 boss Brian Flynn, formerly manager of Wrexham and Swansea, could take over on a caretaker basis.

Flynn is also a potential contender for the job full-time after impressing in his role with the country's youngsters.

Wales Under-21s failed to qualify for the European Championship play-offs by the narrowest of margins this week having reached that stage two years ago.

Others to have been linked with the job include former Wales internationals Chris Coleman, Mark Bowen, Ryan Giggs and John Hartson.

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