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Wales boss Coleman is presented with honorary degree

Wales football manager Chris Coleman has been presented with an honorary degree from Swansea University.

Chris Coleman with son Finley receiving his honorary degree today in Swansea. Credit: ITV News

The 46-year-old, who was born in Swansea, has been recognised after guiding Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

The honorary degree awards are made annually by the University to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the University, the region, and Wales.

Credit: Swansea University

I am delighted and honoured to have received this recognition from Swansea University.

It means so much that the recognition comes from my home city.

I accept this on behalf of all my family and friends who have helped me succeed in my chosen profession.

Thank you.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager

The first thing Coleman did after hearing he was to receive the award was to phone his mum in Swansea.