Wales manager Chris Coleman set for shock switch to Sunderland

Ross Houston
November 17, 2017

Chris Coleman has left his job with Wales to take over at Championship club Sunderland.

Wales boss Chris Coleman could be on the verge of returning to club football after bookmakers slashed his odds in the betting to become the next Sunderland manager.

The Wales boss is out of contract at the end of the year but FAW bosses were in talks to extend his contract until 2020.

The Tykes are 16th at present, ahead of the trip to Norwich on Saturday, while Sunderland are rock-bottom and sacked manager Simon Grayson after a 3-3 draw with Bolton at the end of last month.

However, Wales failed to replicate that form in their World Cup campaign and have missed out on the showpiece in Russian Federation next summer.

Caretaker Robbie Stockdale will remain in charge for the Black Cats as they face Millwall at home.

The Black Cats, meanwhile, have made a poor start to the season in English football's second tier.

Sunderland are now rock bottom of the second tier and are staring a second straight relegation in the face.

Prior to taking charge of The Dragons, Coleman managed Fulham, Real Sociedad, Coventry and AEL.

He took in disappointing spells at Real Sociedad, Coventry and AEL before rebuilding his reputation on the global scene with Wales.

Coleman memorably led Wales through to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, however his future has been up in the air following the country's failure to progress through to the 2018 World Cup, after they finished behind Serbia and Republic of Ireland in qualifying.

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