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.
Coleman signed a new two year deal with Wales in May this year before leading the relatively young team to the semi finals of the Euro 2016 tournament. This achievement rose the stock of the manager, hence the belief that he would be able to lead the team this campaign.
Whilst Coleman has spent the summer as a pundit for the Olympic Football, telling fans how to bet on Rio Games, he has been widely tipped to take on a role back in club football rather than stick with Wales.
However, a statement read: “The Football Association of Wales can confirm that it has received an official approach from Hull City FC for the services of manager Chris Coleman. Following discussions amongst leading figures within the association, the approach has been rejected. Chris Coleman signed a new two year contract in May 2016 ahead of the UEFA European Championship in France and the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Everybody at the Football Association of Wales are fully focused on the forthcoming World Cup in 2018.”
Steve Bruce was interviewed for the job of England manager following the resignation of former coach Roy Hodgson after a poor showing at the European championship. He resigned his job at Hull after losing out to former West Ham, Bolton and Blackburn coach Sam Allardyce.
Hull would have to continue their search elsewhere with former Chelsea forward Gianfranco Zola as the favourite to land the job especially in light of desperation from the Hull management.