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Calls for Coleman to be sacked

Wales manager Chris Coleman has defended himself, after calls for him to lose his job. Wales lost 3-0 at home to Serbia on Tuesday night, and are now at the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group.

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Chris Coleman defends himself after sacking calls

Chris Coleman has insisted he is still the right man to lead Wales after coming under fire from fans during their 3-0 defeat to Serbia last night.

Wales are now at the bottom of Group A, with hopes of reaching the World Cup in Brazil next summer now long extinguished.

Chants of "Coleman out" could be heard at the Cardiff City Stadium, and Wales were booed off at the final whistle.

The manager still expects to sign a two-year contract extension he has agreed with the Football Association of Wales though.

Chris Coleman said he doesn't blame fans for their displeasure at last night's performance. Credit: PA

"I have every intention of leading this side into the next qualification campaign," Coleman said. "We have two wins out of eight, which is not good but I am still excited about the group we could have available. The next campaign will be a better one."

"The contract has been agreed, although I have not signed it, but if I thought I could not affect this group of players I would not waste my country's time. We can do something special, with a fresh run at it. The next two or four years will be our best chance to do something."

"I am the same man as I was last week when the contract was agreed. I know football is short-term and that is how it has gone, but we did not perform tonight. I know sections of the crowd weren't happy but I don't blame them."

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