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Welsh FA yet to advertise for Toshack replacement

September 28, 2010

The Football Association of Wales has confirmed it has not yet advertised the position of national team manager.

Reports have linked former England boss Terry Venables with the vacancy, while Ryan Giggs, Martin O'Neill and Chris Coleman are among those also being touted as potential permanent successors to John Toshack, who stepped down earlier this month.

Brian Flynn, who has been appointed as caretaker manager for Wales' forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Switzerland, is another candidate for the full-time job, but the FAW insists they are not yet inviting applications for the post.

A spokesman for the FAW said: "We've not actually advertised the position at all as yet, so anybody who is throwing their hat into the ring is doing so very much from their own point of view at the moment."

Toshack, who had been in charge of the Welsh team since 2004, left the position by mutual consent after his side were beaten in their opening Euro 2012 qualifier by Montenegro.

Venables, 67, managed England in the mid-1990s, guiding the Three Lions to the semi-finals of Euro 96.