Chris Coleman Leaves Wales Role For Sunderland Job

Chris Coleman has left his job with Wales to take over at Championship club Sunderland.

Coleman will succeed Simon Grayson, who was sacked after 18 games in charge.

Former defender Coleman succeeded the late Gary Speed as Wales boss and guided them to an historic appearance at Euro 2016, where they reached the semi-finals.

Disappointment followed as Wales failed to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

After Wales’ qualifying campaign for that tournament ended in defeat by the Republic of Ireland, Coleman’s last two games in charge were a loss to France and home draw against Panama.

Negotiations between Coleman and the Football Association of Wales continued after the game against the Central Americans.

Those talks ended with Coleman opting to leave, having often spoken about hoping to one day return to the day-to-day demands of club management.

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