Chris Coleman casts doubt over Wales future

28 March 2013 11:46

Chris Coleman has admitted to frustrations over the long periods of inactivity in his job as manager of Wales.

Coleman watched his side lose 2-1 at home to Croatia in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, a result that left them 10 points adrift of the qualifying places in Group A and all but extinguished their hopes of getting to Brazil in 2014.

Wales had gone into the game on the back of consecutive victories over Austria and Scotland, having initially struggled after Coleman replaced the late Gary Speed, who died in November 2011.

However, despite having previously expressed a desire to remain in the job for the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, Coleman has hinted that he does not find his role fulfilling.

"I have no idea if I will be in charge, but I have never once said I had plans to not be here," he said.

"I think we can do something exciting with the players we have, but I still get frustrated because for the next four months there is no game and I struggle with that.

"I will be watching some football at the weekend but I will not be involved.

"I have loved the last 10 days in camp with the players, but now there is nothing for three or four months and I am not sure I will ever get to grips with that, to be honest."

He added: "I am not saying I want to walk out. I have not thought about it. The only thing to think about now is that we won't qualify for the World Cup, but can we finish third?

"We have four games left in this campaign and I will speak with the powers that be on what they have planned and what I have planned and we will see, but I have not thought about it."

Source: AFP

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
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Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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