Gary Speed successor named

Coleman appointed new Wales manager

January 19, 2012
Former Fulham and Real Sociedad boss Chris Coleman has been confirmed as the new manager of Wales.

Coleman succeeds former international team-mate Gary Speed, who died in November at the age of 42.

Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford said in a statement: "This has been a very difficult process. We have explored every avenue, every scenario possible. We have taken on board the thoughts and views of the backroom staff, the players and the supporters.
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