Brian Flynn Favourite In Betting To Be New Wales Managerby Steve Claridge / 07 September 2010, 08:35Tweet
It is understood that John Toshack has decided to resign from his job as Wales Manager following their dismal defeat to Montenegro last Friday, the Welsh FA are now left with some tough choices as they look to appoint a new Manager to take the team forward. Brian Flynn is the current favourite in the Next Wales Manager Odds as a result and it would be no surprise to see the U21 boss take charge of the senior team, he is certainly the obvious candidate and the bookmakers certainly believe he will be make the step up after a good spell in charge of the youngsters.
John Toshack looked a broken man after the defeat on Friday night and in truth he has struggled to take the team forward since taking charge for the second time in 2004, he has been talking about bringing through the younger crop for some time now but the results on the pitch have failed to improve. The former Liverpool Striker now appears to have decided he cannot take the team forward and has decided to resign, there are some bright talents in the team and any new Manager will need to get the best out of them during the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
Brian Flynn is the favourite for the job but there is also some feeling that a younger man should be brought into revitalise the squad in the same way that Mark Hughes did a few years ago, if that is the direction the FAW go in then the two obvious candidates would be Chris Coleman and Ryan Giggs. Both of these feature near the top of the betting with Giggs in particular the name of interest, he is of course a legend of Welsh football and if he has half an eye on Management then he may see this is as a good starting point. At the moment though Giggs is still playing at the highest level with Man United and it seems highly unlikely that he would have the time or desire to take on the role part-time, Sir Alex Ferguson is also likely to have some reservations about one of his star players spending so much time away.
Chris Coleman looks to be the value in this market at the moment, he is out of work at the moment after leaving Coventry at the end of last season and would surely be interested in the job having represented his Country with some pride. He is a respected and young Manager despite having mixed success during his career so far as a Manager, he may be able to get the best out of the younger players like Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale who are the future of the squad. It will be a tough job for whoever is appointed as they look to make a Major tournament for the first time in years, but there is the small matter of two games against England coming up which are sure to raise the pulses of Welsh fans and players.
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