Rush still in running for Wales job

23 November 2010 04:00

Ian Rush is still interested in becoming Wales's new manager, it is understood.

Reports suggested that the former Liverpool striker had ruled himself out of the running to succeed John Toshack.

However a source close to Rush told Press Association Sport that wasn't the case and the 49-year-old was waiting to see what the Football Association of Wales (FAW) have in mind over the next couple of weeks.

That is when the governing body are expected to invite candidates for interview.

Rush, whose only spell in management came with Chester, is currently involved in grassroots football. He is McDonald's head of Welsh football, which works in conjunction with the Welsh Football Trust.

Following Toshack's departure, Brian Flynn was a natural choice as caretaker following his success with the Under-21 side.

Flynn was looking to strengthen his hand in the back-to-back Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland but both matches ended in defeats.

As well as Flynn and Rush, fellow Welshmen Chris Coleman, John Hartson and Dean Saunders are believed to be interested in the post along with Lawrie Sanchez and Lars Lagerback.

Whether Ryan Giggs will be a candidate remains to be seen. There is speculation that the FAW are about to send a formal letter to Manchester United regarding the veteran's possible availability.

Wales find themselves bottom of Group G after three defeats with their next qualifier the small matter of a match against England in Cardiff in March.

Source: PA

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