Tony Pulis cools Wales speculation

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Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has played down suggestions that he would be interested in taking on the Wales manager's job.

Current national team boss John Toshack is expected to announce his resignation, after six years in charge, while Pulis was born in Newport and has been linked with the post in the past.

However, the 52-year-old does not think now is the right time for him to take the role on, although he has not ruled out the possibility in the future.

When asked about the job, he replied:"It is worth it? One day, if someone offered me the job it would be a great honour to manage my country.

"But to work in such an intense situation as a manager of a Premier League club, where every day there are new things to do, and then to take it away from you at the age I am I'm not sure it's for me.

"I think John Toshack has done a smashing job in respect of bringing young players through.

"A lot of good young players have been integrated and they now have quite a bit of experience at international level so there will be a time when someone will slip into that job and it will be a good job.

"Whoever takes over there are some good players in Wales and, if you can get a good start and a few results, the confidence will come back."

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