Chris Coleman will remain in his role as Wales boss until the end of his contract after the 2018 World Cup in Russia (150/1 – Outright market), according to his assistant manager Osian Roberts.
The 46-year-old has become hot property after successfully guiding his home nation to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in France last summer with hometown Premier League strugglers Swansea keen to replace the sacked Bob Bradley with him at the Liberty Stadium.
However, Coleman appears keen to try his hand in a foreign league once again having had a 21-game stint in charge of Spanish side Real Sociedad between July 2007 and January 2008.
Swansea are now edging closer to appointing Paul Clement in an attempt to get out of relegation danger, while Roberts insists that Coleman’s focus for the next 18 months is to ensure Wales qualify for the World Cup (13/5 – Group D Winners) and then perform well when they get there.
“It is an honour to manage your country and Chris has been doing that with great success and he would be reluctant to walk away from it,” he said.
“I think it is inevitable that he is linked with most of the top jobs that are available at the moment, and since the summer, because of the fantastic job he has done with Wales.
“So I think that is quite natural. But of course, he is in a job and it is a fantastic job. It is an honour to manage your country and he has already stated publicly that this will be his last campaign.
“He will want to finish this campaign, hopefully by arriving in Russia in 2018. So if it all goes to plan – and we know that things change quickly in football – that would be his wish and hopefully it pans out like that.
“That is purely because this is probably Chris’ one and only chance of managing Wales.”
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