Could Chris Coleman make a swift return to management with Ipswich Town?by Jack Kitson / 30 April 2018, 11:45Tweet
Coleman was axed by the relegated Black Cats on Sunday after the club were taken over by a consortium led by Eastleigh chairman Stewart Donald.
Coleman, who led Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, won only five of his 29 games in charge of Sunderland, who are now looking for their ninth manager since 2013.
It’s not known whether Coleman is keen to now take a bit of time out the game, or throw himself back into the managerial arena.
If it’s the latter then there’s a job going at Portman Road.
Mick McCarthy vacated his position at Ipswich earlier in April, with the likes of Danny Cowley, Shefki Kuqi, Paul Cook, Tony Mowbray, Sol Campbell and Alan Pardew since linked with the post.
Last week Cowley signed a new contract with Lincoln, while Mowbray and Cook have led Blackburn and Wigan into the Championship, making a summer switch unlikely.
Kuqi is a club legend, but his lack of managerial experience could count against him.
Campbell’s search for a maiden job in management has proved to be a frustrating one, and in truth The Tractor Boys are unlikely to take such a gamble.
The less said about Alan Pardew the better.
Coleman may be wounded following his sorry spell at Sunderland, but if offered the Ipswich job he’d be silly to turn it down.
The Welshman now leads the market at 3/1, in from 14/1, while he’s also been touted as a possible replacement for the under-fire Paul Heckingbottom at Leeds, although at the time of writing he doesn’t feature in the Next Leeds Manager Market, which is led by McCarthy.
It’s worth noting that Coleman has previously worked abroad on two occasions, with Real Sociedad and AEL, so it wouldn’t be a huge shock if he ventured oversees for his next foray in management.
"I think that's disgraceful."— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) April 29, 2018
Chris Coleman has been released from his contract by Sunderland.
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