Liverpool and Wales legend Ian Rush believes that manager for the Welsh national team, Chris Coleman, will not be signing a new contract until the end of Euro 2016.
Coleman has received a lot of praise for guiding Wales into their first European Championship. Wales have had a very poor record at major tournaments despite possessing some of the best players in the world like Ryan Giggs and Ian Rush. The current generation has stars like Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, but it has taken a manager like Coleman to get them functioning as a unit.
Recognising the great work done by the 45-year-old, Wales are ready to give him a new contract beyond Euro 2016. His existing contract runs out at the end of the tournament. This has led to uncertainty surrounding his future with reports suggesting that he may be ready to quit the national team in favour of a return to club football. After having managed clubs like Fulham and Real Sociedad, Coleman has been in charge of the Welsh national team since 2012. He may want a return to club football at this stage in his career after having just enhanced his reputation with Wales.
Any decision, though, is likely to be made only after the Euro 2016 according to Rush."I don't think it'll affect things if he doesn't sign. Look at [Antonio] Conte now, he's going to Chelsea and if Italy don't do well they'll most probably blame that.I don't think that's the case with Chris and Wales. I think if anything is going to be done, I think it'll be done after the Euros. We'd all like him to [sign a deal before the tournament] and it would give everyone a boost but if he doesn't, let's get on with the Euros and see what happens after,” said Rush.