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FAW confirms Chris Coleman to leave Wales

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The FAW has tonight confirmed that Chris Coleman is to leave his post as Wales manager.

In a statement, they said Coleman has resigned 'with immediate effect' and that they 'are extremely disappointed to see Chris' tenure as Wales manager come to an end.'

The 47-year-old was appointed manager in January 2012, and last year guided Wales to the semi-finals of EURO 2016.

We are extremely disappointed to see Chris’ tenure as Wales manager come to an end.

The FAW and Wales as a nation will be eternally grateful for the job he has done over the last six years as National Team Manager, from travelling the length and breadth of Wales outside of the media spotlight to talk to players and supporters, to guiding us to the semi-finals of the European Championships.

We wish Chris the very best of luck for the future as he returns to club management, a desire for which he has always been honest and open about.

– Jonathan Ford, Chief Executive of the Football Association of Wales

Kit Symons has also resigned from his position as National Team Coach.

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Chris Coleman to leave Wales for Sunderland

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Chris Coleman has resigned as Wales manager and is set to take over at Sunderland.

The 47-year-old is expected to be confirmed as Simon Grayson's successor within the coming hours.

Coleman was in charge for the 49th time as Panama's stoppage-time equaliser denied Wales victory in a 1-1 draw in Cardiff on Tuesday night.

Talks over Coleman's future as Wales manager have been ongoing, with his contract due to finish at the end of the month.

Wales and Netherlands to play friendly international

Chris Coleman said the friendly would be 'a great opportunity to measure ourselves against one of the top sides' Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Wales manager Chris Coleman says he is 'delighted' that his side will play a friendly international against the Netherlands this summer.

The match will be held on June 4th at the Amsterdam Arena and will act as a final preparation match for the Netherlands before they head to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.

Chris Coleman said: "I could not ask for a better game for my squad at the end of the season.

"Everyone knows and respects the Dutch style of play and this will give us a great opportunity to measure ourselves against one of the top sides - not only in Europe, but the world."

Wales and the Netherlands last met in June 2008 at the Feijenoord Stadium in Rotterdam, where Wales went down 2-0 at the hands of their hosts.

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