It looks as if Chris Coleman will not be Wales manager for much longer.
His contract expires in November, and there has been no discussion between himself and the Welsh FA about a new one. So where do they go from here?
Out of World Cup qualification with a whimper, surely now the Welsh FA should take a risk with their next appointment? If it does not pay off, they will only find themselves not qualifying for Euro 2016, something everyone expects to happen anyway.
The first candidate would be Craig Bellamy. Having played his last game for Wales, he has indicated he would love a go at managing his country. The hot headed Cardiff man would bring a lot of discipline into the side and an insatiable desire to win. Bellamy hates losing, so you can imagine that he would hate his team losing, and would give them plenty of lectures at intervals.
A manager currently seeking employment is Tony Pulis, the favourite for the job. Pulis has found a way to make poor sides win with a different style of football. If the Welsh side started winning more games, I’m sure the fans wouldn’t mind how the goals were going in. Pulis would develop game plans for bigger sides to thwart them and force them into playing an unnatural game. Stoke were Arsenal’s bogey team after being promoted.
The fans choice would be Ryan Giggs. At 39, it is surely one of his last seasons at Man United (it’s been said for the past 4 years). He has his coaching badges and is ready to go into management. Mark Hughes was playing for Southampton when he took the Welsh reigns in 1999.
Giggs’ class and professionalism might exude into his players and they may start putting some performances together under the best ever Welsh player. There would be hardly any media pressure if it did go wrong for Giggs as he is so respected in his country.
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