Toshack backs Coleman for Swansea job

08 July 2010 09:23
"Chris has got experience of management": Toshack Former Wales international player and current Wales manager John Toshack has given his backing to Chris Coleman saying his experience could be the factor in landing his the managers job at Swansea. Coleman had previously ruled himself out of ever managing his hometown club saying he would never put his family under the pressure because of the expectation of Swansea fans. It is thought that Coleman and Gary Speed, currently a coach at Sheffield United, are the two favourites for become Paul Sousa's replacement. Toshack told BBC Sport that he thinks both Coleman and Speed have strengths, saying, "Things didn't work out too well" for Coleman with Coventry City. Chris has got experience of management, obviously things didn't go too well for him at Coventry if we're honest." // '); // ]]> "His job, at Real Sociedad in Spain, he was the victim of very, very difficult circumstances there, it was virtually impossible for him to carry on." Then, talking about Speed, he said, "If the people at Swansea felt that would be the right choice, well I think maybe it's the time for Gary now to go in and be his own man, but he's at Sheffield United at the moment and we don't really know what his thoughts are."