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Published: 14:04 | 23/5/16

Coleman agrees Wales extension


Chris Coleman has signed a two-year contract extension to lead Wales into the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Coleman first took charge of the Wales national team in January 2012 when succeeded the late Gary Speed and his existing deal had been due to expire after Euro 2016.

After guiding Wales to this summer's tournament in France, their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, the 45-year-oldhas been rewarded with a two-year extension whish will take him up to the end of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The deal ends speculation linking Coleman with a return to club management in recent weeks.

"I am delighted to get this opportunity to build on what we've achieved so far," Coleman said. "It's a big challenge but it's one that I feel we can conquer.

"Once you've had a taste of club management you do miss that day-to-day involvement because international management can be a bit lonely.

"There's a lot of things out of your control which takes a bit of getting used to.

"But the over-riding factor is that I'm only going to manage Wales one time - it's not a job you're going to go back to.

"This is a one-off for me, and the fact there's such a good group and a good feeling is not something I want to hand over to someone else really easily.

"This is not the time to sit back and enjoy the moment. This is the time we push on and do something special."

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford added: "We wanted to acknowledge the fantastic work Chris has done with his staff in ensuring qualification to the Euros in France this summer.

"There is no one better-qualified than Chris to lead Wales into its first World Cup in 60 years."

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