Wales manager Chris Coleman set for shock switch to Sunderlandby Jack Kitson / 16 November 2017, 14:45Tweet
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.*
*Coleman has since left his position at Wales in order to manage Sunderland.
The Welshman, who has been in charge of Wales since 2012, has suddenly been cut from a 25/1 outsider to the scorching-hot 1/10 favourite to replace Simon Grayson at the Stadium of Light.
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.
Earlier in the week Wales drew 1-1 with Panama in a friendly match, which could now prove to be Coleman’s 50th and final game at the helm (W19 D13 L18 = 38% win rate).
Only this morning (Thursday) the 47-year-old was linked with a move to Scottish side Rangers, but now he could well be on his way to the North East of England with the Championship’s rock-bottom club.
Prior to taking charge of The Dragons, Coleman managed Fulham, Real Sociedad, Coventry and AEL.
Earlier today Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom, who was the odds-on favourite, denied that Sunderland had approached him, and after Coleman’s market move out of nowhere he’s drifted to 5/1 in the betting.
Ally McCoist had expressed his interested in the job, while Aitor Karanka had long been in the frame, however if the betting is believed then Coleman is Sunderland bound.