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.

Chris Coleman is the head coach of the Wales national football team and he was being linked with Aston Villa as well as Swansea City.

Those Premier League clubs are keen on establishing Coleman as the manager for their squads, unfortunately for the English teams it does not seem like Coleman is interested in leaving his managerial position in Wales as the 45 year old coach stated that he is committed to continue with Wales and would like to continue with the national side for a few more years.

"My focus is here it has always been here. I haven't worked this hard to get to where we are to start thinking about something else. I'm the manager of Wales. We've got Northern Ireland, Ukraine, then Sweden, and then we go into a tournament, which is where we've always wanted to be. I'm very much in the middle of that, looking forward to it, and that's where my sole focus is." Coleman said as he pledged his future with Wales.

The Dragons fell to a defeat despite a strong performance against Ukraine at the international break.

The Welsh team did a great job in most of the minutes in the game but paid dearly for a slip in concentration. The worry after the match for the Chris Coleman-led team is that the game pretty much went the way of the encounter against Bosnia and Northern Ireland. In those games as well, the smallest dip in focus during set pieces put them in misery.

Chris Coleman claimed that the Euro 2016 should take place as planned even after the latest terrorist attacks in Brussels.

The Belgian capital witnessed attacks from terrorists and it resulted in more than 30 people losing their lives. Several more are injured and the nation has declared a three-day mourning. Coleman says that one of the primary objectives of the terrorists appears to be the upcoming Euro 2016. The tournament will be hosted in France, but Belgium is also expected to get a lot of visitors. As one of the underdogs to win the tournament itself, there is a lot of expectations surrounding Belgium.

Real Madrid recently welcomed Gareth Bale back to the starting line-up and he was in goalscoring form straightaway.

Gareth Bale

The Welsh winger had a great end to 2015, when he scored four goals in the 10-2 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano. He went on to score more goals until the middle of January when he suffered an injury, and has been unavailable since playing 45 minutes of the game against Sporting Gijon.

The manager of the Welsh national football team, Chris Coleman is believed to be in talks with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) as an attempt to find out if his contract will be extended before the group stages of the 2016 Euro’s kick off on June.

Coleman

Wales were pitted in Group B along with Slovakia, Russia and England. The first match of Wales is scheduled to take place against Slovakia on June 11 at the Boardeaux Stadium in France which is the host country.

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