Chris Coleman to leave Wales and become new Sunderland boss

Chris Coleman to leave Wales and become new Sunderland boss

Chris Coleman to leave Wales and become new Sunderland boss

Ex-Wales head coach Chris Coleman is reportedly on Sunderland's radar, and former Newcastle United star Jermaine Jenas gives his take.

The 47-year-old is set to be officially appointed by the Black Cats by the end of the weekend as he brings his memorable spell as the national team boss to an end.

However, Coleman quit the post on Friday and was immediately linked with the vacant post at the Stadium of Light.

Wales' failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup triggered a break clause in Coleman's contract that Sunderland were able to take advantage of.

A statement on the FAW's official website read, "Regretfully, Chris Coleman has resigned from his position as Wales National Team Manager with immediate effect".

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"We wish Chris the very best of luck for the future".

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill was also considered for the job, with Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom and former Rangers coach Ally McCoist also reported candidates, but Coleman was thought to be the main target.

The Black Cats are at the foot of the league table at the moment with just 10 points from 16 matches.

And he is due to be in charge of the Championship club by Sunday after agreeing a £750,000-a-year deal. He also had short spells overseas with Real Sociedad and AEL Athens.

Wales finished in third place in Europe's Group D in World Cup qualifying.

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