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Next Wales manager: Who will replace Chris Coleman? All the information you need on next Wales manager odds

Chris Coleman consoles Gareth Bale after Wales lose to Portugal in Euro 2016 semi-final.

Next Wales manager: Chris Coleman may go down as the greatest Welsh manager of all time so who could actually replace the Euro 2016 hero? We provide information on all of the likely candidates, including next Wales manager odds, right here.



Team Status


Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey were both remarkable for Wales during their Euro 2016 run. (Getty)
Though Wales played their first competitive match in March, 1876 against Scotland, the Dragons have qualified for just two major international tournaments.

In both competitions, though, they excelled as Jimmy Murphy navigated a passage into the 1958 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals in Sweden, 58 years before Chris Coleman managed to capture the imagination of Europe as he took Wales into the 2016 UEFA European Championships, winning the hearts of neutrals.

Despite the relatively small population, Wales have produced a number of legendary players including Neville Southall, Gary Speed, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs and current superstar Gareth Bale.

Welsh ambition will now surely see the Dragons aim to qualify for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, having beaten Russia, Slovakia, Northern Ireland and Belgium to secure a semi-final spot at the 2016 Euros in France. 

Unfortunately, the fairy-tale had to end somewhere and the Welsh battled valiantly against the Portuguese, dropping a 2-0 loss to a Cristiano Ronaldo-led selection.

Current Wales National Team Manager


Chris Coleman

Managerial stints at Fulham, Real Sociedad, Coventry City and AE Larissa FC preceded Coleman's start as Wales boss in 2012. 

His international management career got off to a losing start as Wales succumbed to a 2-0 loss to Mexico in New Jersey, USA, in May, 2012. And qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup also started poorly as a 2-0 loss to Belgium was followed by a 6-1 disaster against Serbia. 

Coleman even lost his first five games in a row - the first Wales manager to do so. However, the Welsh FA will have been retrospectively pleased with themselves in keeping the faith in Coleman as the 48-year-old led the Dragons to their finest hour in history - a semi-final appearance at the Euros in 2016. 

The people in Wales were so enamoured with the team performance at the competition that an open top bus parade was ordered for Cardiff upon the team’s return.

Coleman will now be determined to secure qualification for the World Cup in Russia. But if he is able to replicate the team spirit from their summer in France then not many will bet against him, or Wales. 

Chris Coleman has overseen a thrilling period in Welsh football history and has recently signed a two-year contract extension that keeps him with the Dragons until 2018. (Getty)


Next Wales Manager Odds


Considering the football feel-good factor in Wales has never been higher, Chris Coleman will be feeling comfortable in his position. 

It stands to logic that he will unlikely leave before the end of the current terms of his contract, 2018. But even if he does leave, there are a number of options available to the Welsh FA when it comes to the next Wales manager, including Ryan Giggs (recent next Wales manager odds place Giggs at a 10/1 shot).

Main Coaching Staff

Main Coaching Staff

NameRole
Osian RobertsAssistant Manager
Paul TrollopeCoach
Martyn MargetsonGoalkeeping Coach
Adam OwenFitness Coach
Ryland MorgansHead of Performance


Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?


The chief executive of the Welsh FA, Jonathan Ford, has a good relationship with Coleman and will be determined to retain the manager’s services.

Significant Previous Managers

Significant Previous Managers

NameTenure
Jimmy Murphy1956-1964
Chris Coleman2012-present


International Honours


No major honours.

Potential Future Wales Managers and next Wales Manager Betting Advice


Should Ryan Giggs be available when Coleman steps down (or is tempted away by a prominent club), then the former Manchester United left winger could be a strong candidate to be the next Wales manager.


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