Coleman keen on Verheijen

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Wales manager Chris Coleman is keen for Raymond Verheijen to be part of his backroom staff after holding talks with the outspoken Dutchman.

Verheijen was assistant manager under Coleman's predecessor Gary Speed, and is a popular figure with senior players in the national squad, including captain Aaron Ramsey and Craig Bellamy.

Verheijen tweeted earlier this week that his initial discussions with the former Coventry boss had been "positive" and although Coleman was keen to play down the significance of the meeting, he told BBC Sport Wales: "We're very much looking for that (Verheijen staying)."

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