Chris Coleman's future clouded in mystery amid Crystal Palace rumoursby Jack Kitson / 07 November 2013, 09:53Tweet
Chris Coleman's future remains clouded in mystery following the Football Association of Wales’ decision to cancel Friday’s press conference as they thought it would be overshadowed by a bombardment of questions linking Coleman with managerless Crystal Palace. Coleman's contract expires after Wales' upcoming friendly against Finland, with the Welshman reportedly eager to return to club management with his former team.
The 43-year-old recently emerged as the hot favourite to replace the departed Ian Holloway, with Sky Bet currently pricing the Wales boss at just 8/11 in the betting. John Hartson's decision to step down from his coaching position at Wales only fuels the notion that Coleman will take charge of his final game in charge on November 16.
However, Palace are rumoured to want to make an appointment as soon as possible leading to suggestions that they may look elsewhere to either Aitor Karanka (5/1) or Tony Pulis (6/1).
The out-of-work Pulis is also the evens favourite in the Next Wales Manager Market. The former Stoke boss has been linked with a number of vacancies since leaving the Potters last season but has so far remained in the wilderness. Other names in the mix include Craig Bellamy, who recently played his last game for his country, along with Millwall's Kenny Jackett and Ryan Giggs.