Welsh football association are pretty relaxed over the contractual situation
The Welsh football association are pretty relaxed over the contractual situation of their manager Chris Coleman.
The former Fulham manager is out of contract after Euro 2016. It appears that the Welsh FA are keen on extending this contract for a further two years. Coleman has also expressed his desire towards the same. However, talks over the new contract are yet to begin. The Euro 2016 starts in a couple of months and Wales have qualified for the competition in style. Coleman’s stock has never been higher after taking the national team to a major competition after more than 50 years.
It appears that the FAW wanted to eliminate any distraction for the national team while qualification. Hence, contract talks did not begin during this period. Now that qualification has been done understood, the team is preparing for the Euro 2016. They have suddenly suffered a dip in form with only one win in the last four matches. The national team does not have any matches scheduled between now and the start of Euro 2016. This could be a source of trouble for a team that is set to face England, Russia, and Slovakia in the competition.
The good form in Euro 2016 qualification has earned Wales a group that contains Ireland, Austria, and Serbia in the World Cup 2018 qualification.“We're relaxed and we've been clear about where we stand; Chris has done a fantastic job and I want him to continue to do a fantastic job both in the Euros and beyond.But we always said we would keep qualification, World Cup draw and the Euro draw clean from distractions. There will come a point in the new year when hopefully we'll conclude it swiftly. We're there for business as much as we will enjoy it. We're not going to be tourists,” said FAW boss Jonathan Ford.