After managing a stunning performance at the Euro 2016, Chris Coleman and his team have received praise from various quarters.


One of the most important elements will be not to allow this praise to get to the head. Wales are already showing signs of complacency after managing only draws against Georgia and Austria in the World Cup 2018 qualification campaign. Wales started the campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win over Andorra, but those days seem a long way back. Prior to the game, Coleman admitted that his team were depleted due to injuries but a draw against minnows Georgia is simply acceptable for a team with qualification – and even beyond – aspirations.

The Welsh national football team recently claimed a 4-0 triumph over Moldova in what was their first FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification match.


This encounter was played on September 5 and Gareth Bale scored twice while Joe Allen and Samuel Vokes also found the back of the net which helped Wales kick-off their qualification campaign on a positive note.

Wales captain and defender Ashley Williams moved to Everton from Swansea just before the new season began.


Everton made the move for the player for £12 million from their Premier League rivals, after the 31 year old impressed at the Euro 2016 whilst on national team duty.

Hull City are looking at finding a new manager, and were hoping to get Chris Coleman as a good replacement but the Wales Football Association has rejected an approach from the club to speak with the coach of Wales national side.

Steve Bruce, former manager of Hull City resigned last month after the relationship between the club’s chairman Ehab Allam and him became strained. The Premier League side have been searching for capable replacement especially in light of their new status in the top tier football league.

Hull City have been reported to be the favourites to sign Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu after his impressive performance at the Euro 2016, Sky Sports say.

Chris Coleman has urged his players to start dreaming about potentially reaching the final of the Euro 2016 or even going on to win the tournament itself.

His comments come after Wales managed to do the unthinkable by reaching the semifinals of the Euro 2016 following a 3-1 win over Belgium. Wales were not expected to reach the competition let alone reaching the semifinals of the European Championship. The team were ranked below 110th in the world only back in 2011 with manager Coleman facing numerous calls for being removed from the job.

Chris Coleman says nobody in the ranks of Wales can be content with just getting to Euro finals as thinking like that would be a failure.


As per Coleman, it has to be ensured that hard work is done particularly at the lower levels so that another lot of talent is unearthed which is capable of taking the team into many such tournaments in future.

This opportunity of appearing in a big event has come for Wales after 5 decades and Coleman doesn’t want the team to take as long as that to make it to another event. He wants consistency now.

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.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard has tried to take the responsibility for the club’s poor form this season by claiming that Everton manager Roberto Martinez is not responsible.

The American International goalkeeper will be leaving the club in the summer after agreeing a deal with Colorado Rapids of the MLS. This will see him return to the North American soccer after more than a decade in English football with the likes of Manchester United and Everton. He has signed a 3 ½ year contract with the MLS outfit that will see him join midway through the 2016 MLS campaign.

Wales manager Chris Coleman says Joe Ledley is okay to play for the country in their Euro 2016 campaign. Coleman says the midfielder who suffered the injury on 7 May and is in a race to recover in time for Wales' Euro 2016 campaign will be okay.

The 29-year old midfielder will travel with Wales' training squad to Portugal this week. Coleman, who just signed a contract extension of two more years, admits Ledley's involvement will be the biggest decision he faces before naming his final 23-man squad on 31 May.

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