Chris Coleman to decide on future with Walesby Jack Kitson / 15 October 2013, 13:29Tweet
Chris Coleman could be set to take charge of Wales for the last time tonight when they take on Belgium in their final 2014 World Cup qualifier. Coleman and the Welsh Football Association will make a decision concerning a new contract after the match, with the 43-year-old’s current two-and-a-half deal expiring in November.
There are reports that the FA are considering offering the Welshman a new two-year contract, however everything is on hold until their qualification campaign is complete. On Friday Coleman led Wales to a narrow 1-0 win over Macedonia which propelled them up from bottom to 4th in Group A. However, they now face a daunting trip to table-toppers Belgium tonight in Chris Bellamy's last game for the Red Dragons. A win could see Wales leapfrog Serbia and finish in a creditable 3rd place, which a short time ago was completely out of the question.
Coleman, who has won four of his 14 games in charge, is mulling over whether he should lead his country’s Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. He recently slammed the unrealistic expectations placed on Wales who last progressed through to a major tournament in 1958. He has one final game at the helm next month - an friendly against Finland next month - but by that time he may have opted to step down. With that mind the Next Wales Manager Market is well worth a look at, with the out-of-work Tony Pulis currently the bookmakers’ favourite.