Boss Coleman set for new Wales deal

Chris Coleman

Former Wales defender Chris Coleman won 32 international caps between 1992 and 2002

Chris Coleman’s contract as Wales manager is set to be extended beyond the 2016 European Championship finals.

Coleman’s current deal ends after Euro 2016 but he will be rewarded for guiding Wales to a first finals since the 1958 World Cup.

The Football Association of Wales are expected to announce the 45-year-old’s contract on Monday.

The former Fulham and Coventry City manager became Wales boss in January 2012, replacing the late Gary Speed.

The FAW have called a news conference with Coleman, chief executive Jonathan Ford and president David Griffiths for Monday in Cardiff.


FAW chief Ford had previously admitted: “We very much hope to see Chris leading our team for the World Cup campaign.”

Wales begin their Euro 2016 finals campaign against Slovakia in Bordeaux on Saturday, 11 June before facing England in Lens and Russia in Toulouse in Pool B.

The Welsh team then start their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in September when they host Moldova in Cardiff.

Follow Monday’s announcement on social media @BBCWalesSport

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