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Published: Sun, November 19, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Twitter reacts as Chris Coleman is set to take over at Sunderland

Twitter reacts as Chris Coleman is set to take over at Sunderland

But Coleman was to lead Wales to their first major tournament for 58 years before a last-four defeat against eventual winners Portugal in last summer's championships.

The 47-year-old is expected to be in place as Black Cats manager by Sunday, ready to take charge of his first match at home to Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

Chris Coleman has stepped down as Wales manager, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) said on Friday, and is set to take over at Championship side Sunderland.

Current Wales assistant Osian Roberts could well end up taking charge.

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

The Welsh FA were hoping to convince the coach to remain on board, despite the nation failing to qualify for next year's World Cup.

Sources at the club have told Britain's Press Association that Coleman is the only man to have been offered the post despite speculation that Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill turned down the opportunity.

Chris Coleman has emerged as the favourite to take charge at Sunderland but having built such a good reputation with Wales, is it too big a risk?

He then goes on to confirm a return to club level for Coleman, "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". The Black Cats are now sitting at the bottom of the Championship table.

Sunderland are now bottom of the Championship and sacked Simon Grayson on October 31.

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