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Craig Bellamy says it is "disrespectful" for him to be touted as a replacement for Chris Coleman as Wales manager - but hasn't ruled out taking the job in the future.
"I feel it is very unfair, coming into my last two games, to be put in that position and it is not fair on the manager we have now", Bellamy said. "It's very disrespectful to him."
"Who knows what can happen in the future? I could easily say yes or no. You never know what is round the corner."
"If the manager stays on he is working with great players and, for whoever comes in if he doesn't, this is a great opportunity."
Bellamy has already completed his UEFA 'A' coaching licence.
The 34-year-old is Wales' third most capped player of all time - and is due to retire from international duty after games against Macedonia and Belgium this month.
The Cardiff City forward called for the end of Wales' hard-luck stories when it comes to qualifying for a major tournament.
"We haven't qualified for major tournaments because the teams have not been good enough, it's a simple fact," he said.
"We have to get out of that routine of being poor old Wales. Even today people are saying we are unlucky. I am fed up with it."
Here are a few facts about Craig Bellamy's career:
1996: joins Norwich as a trainee
2000: August - joins Coventry for £6.5million
2001: June - signs for Newcastle for £6million
2005: July - joins Blackburn for £5million
2006: June - signs for Liverpool for £6million
2007: June - appointed Wales captain following Ryan Giggs' retirement from international football. July - completes £7.5million transer to West Ham
2009: January - joins Manchester City for undisclosed fee
2010: August - joins Cardiff on season-long loan
2011: January - steps down as Wales captain
2012: August - joins Cardiff on two-year deal
*2013: *April - captains Cardiff to Premier League promotion. October - announces international retirement.
Earlier this year, Bellamy joined Fran Donovan on In Touch to discuss his career.
Bellamy is the third most-capped player in Welsh history and will win his 77th cap against Macedonia in Friday's qualifier.
Wales striker Craig Bellamy has announced he will end his international career after the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium.
The 34-year-old Cardiff player had previously stated he could not see himself playing a part in the Euro 2016 qualification campaign.