Coleman Unveiled As Wales Manager

Last updated : 19 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Former Coventry City manager Chris Coleman was, this lunchtime unveiled, as the new manager of Wales.

Coleman, who was sacked in May 2010 by City, is the 12th permanent manager of Wales and has been named as the successor to the late Gary Speed.

The FAW’S Chief Executive Jonathan Ford has told the The FAW website that it  had been difficult period following the death of Gary Speed in November.

“This has been a very difficult process .We have explored every avenue ,every scenario possible. We have taken on board the thoughts and views of the backroom staff, the players and the supporters."

"All along we believe that we have been respectful and dignified and had no wish to be involved in a public debate on the appointment of Gary’s successor."

"Gary was the manager of Welsh football and of course we want to continue his legacy. He was not a figurehead, he was the manager and that is why we have decided on the appointment of Chris Coleman to build on the excellent foundations put in place by Gary”