Brian Flynn Appointed Wales Manager On Caretaker Basisby Richard Smith / 14 September 2010, 08:44Tweet
Brian Flynn has been appointed as Wales Manager on a temporary basis following the resignation of John Toshack last week, the U21 Boss has been the hot favourite in the betting since Toshack left the job and he now looks to be set to take his opportunity with both hands. Flynn will take charge of the next two games against Bulgaria and Switzerland and a couple of good performances there will see him take the job on a full-time basis, they are two tough games though and Flynn and will have a big challenge on his hands following the teams defeat to Montenegro.
There have been one or two other names linked with the job but with two big games on the horizon a quick appointment was needed, this period will be crucial for the team as they look to make strides towards qualification for Euro 2012. Flynn has long been linked with a step up to the role of the senior National team, he has done a fantastic job with the younger players and he is well respected amongst the FAW and the senior players in the first team which should stand him in good stead.
Flynn has already stated publicly that he will be looking to stake a claim for the job on a permanent basis and only two good performances will do the job here, he has to be the favourite to take the job at this stage with serious candidates few and far between. Ryan Giggs has been ruled out by Sir Alex Ferguson while Gary Speed and Tony Pulis are also not on the shortlist at the moment due to other commitments, Chris Coleman looks to be the obvious candidate if Brian Flynn does not work out over the next two games with the former Coventry Manager currently out of work. At the moment though Flynn is on audition for the role, the FAW have identified him as the man they want and he has to be the front runner to take the job on a permanent basis.