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Coleman in hot water
13 Nov 2007 - 09:29:36
Former Fulham manager Chris Coleman is in hot water in Spain after turning up late for a press conference.
The Real Sociedad boss initially blamed a broken washing machine for his delay, but the club are to launch an investigation after conflicting reports suggested the Welshman had been at a nightclub until the early hours of the morning.
Coleman admitted: "There are no excuses from me. It was very late.
"I've had a lot of people over from England and Wales and I've showed them San Sebastian and I really stayed longer than I should have.
"I don't like making excuses. I apologised to the players before the game, who are the main people and, if I'm honest you, with I don't think you (the media) had so much of a problem with me being where I was. I think you were more angry that I was late the next day."
Sociedad's sporting director Salva Iriarte is unimpressed, saying: "The president Maria de la Pena and I have met with him (Coleman), and we have informed him that we have opened an inquiry.
"The coach has ten days to answer and then it is the board who will take a decision."
After being relegated last season, Sociedad are currently 13th in the Segunda Division.