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Ramsey: No FAW contact over boss
Published : 10 Jan 2012 09:16:38
Wales captain Aaron Ramsey claims he has not been consulted by the Football Association of Wales over their search for a new manager.
The death of Gary Speed in November left Wales without an international boss, and the process of identifying a suitable successor is under way. Ramsey, 21, is keen for Speed's former assistants Raymond Verheijen and Osian Roberts to stay on in the coaching set-up, with Verheijen having indicated he would like the chance to take over as manager.
Ramsey said he would also welcome the appointment of a senior figurehead, providing the current coaching staff are kept on, as Wales look to maintain the improvement they showed under Speed. But, asked if the FAW had been in contact, Ramsey told BBC Radio Five Live: "Disappointingly, no they haven't."
He added: "I've spoken to some of the other players as well and they haven't been told anything."
Ramsey suggested that other countries would have conducted the search differently by involving senior players.
"Obviously in the circumstances I thought they would have contacted myself and a few other players to ask for our opinion," he said.
"We don't want to be taking a backwards step again and having a big change and players not wanting to turn up and play for their country.
"At the moment everybody wants to play.
"Everybody is reporting for international duty and enjoying themselves."