WALES KEEN TO KEEP COLEMAN
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is relaxed over reports that Swansea City are weighing up a move for Chris Coleman, the national team manager. Coleman has emerged as Swansea’s top target as they seek to fill the gap left by Bob Bradley’s dismissal. The Premier League club could make an official approach for Coleman – who was born in the city and played nearly 200 games for the club at the start of his career. It has been reported that leading FAW figures discussed the mounting speculation over Coleman’s future on Wednesday but they believe it is far from a done deal if Swansea come calling for a man who guided Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 last summer. Coleman was willing to speak to Hull City over a vacancy at the start of the season but FAW blocked the move. The former Fulham and Real Sociedad manager later said he would not walk away from Wales in the middle of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.