Coleman expected to be named Wales boss

Chris Coleman is widely expected to be named as the new Wales manager on Thursday, as their Football Association have called a press conference.

The Celtic nation are looking for a new boss after the tragic suicide of Gary Speed, and Coleman has admitted that he would feel guilty should he be given the job.

“It’d be a stupid man who goes in there and takes the job, whether it’s me or anyone else, and changes everything. If it ain’t broke, you don’t fix it,” he told Sky Sports.

“But it’s a very sensitive situation. If I’m offered the job and accept, I will have mixed emotions. I don’t think you turn down Wales, and it would be the pinnacle for me.

“In another situation, I’d probably be on cloud nine. But, ideally, Gary, who was a close friend of mine for many years, would still be sitting here doing a great job for the country.

“I almost feel a little bit guilty even talking about the job because Gary is no longer with us,” he concluded.

Coleman has recently stepped down from his post as coach of Greek side Larissa.

By Gareth McKnight