Chris Coleman resigns as Wales manager and set to join Sunderland

Rosalie Stanley
November 18, 2017

An FAW statement read: "Regretfully, Chris Coleman has resigned from his position as Wales National Team Manager with immediate effect".

The FAW have also confirmed Coleman's assistant Kit Symons' resignation.

Coleman qualified the side for last summer's European Championships, Wales' first major tournament since 1958, before making it all the way to the semi-finals where they were defeated by eventual winners Portugal.

He ends a roller-coaster six-year spell in charge that included an historic Euro 2016 semi-final in France, and FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford said: "We are extremely disappointed to see Chris' tenure come to an end".

The Rangers legend is one of a number of names who have been linked with the job at the Stadium of Light, with the Black Cats being without a permanent boss since sacking Simon Grayson at the end of October.

He added: "We wish Chris the very best of luck for the future as he returns to club management, a desire for which he has always been honest and open about".

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But sources on Wearside have indicated that no appointment is imminent with the search having entered its third week, and that caretaker manager Robbie Stockdale could still be at the helm for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Millwall if there are no significant developments over the next 48 hours.

The former Fulham and Real Sociedad boss struggled at first and Wales' 6-1 World Cup qualifying defeat in Serbia led to some fans calling for his dismissal.

Coleman, speaking in September said: "Jonny finished training, in a auto, straight up to Sunderland, medical, agreed everything".

He said: "I hope that's not going to be the last game".

"But he had a big smile on his face, he's going to an incredible club and I think they'll like his football up there".

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