Coleman in sack admission

Wales coach Chris Coleman admits that defeat to Macedonia would have seen him sacked, but he insists nobody could do more with the players available.

Last Updated: 12/10/13 at 11:51 Post Comment

Chris Coleman: Set for more talks over his future

Chris Coleman: Set for more talks over his future

Coleman had 11 players missing from his initial squad selection, but they managed a 1-0 triumph in Cardiff thanks to Simon Church's strike.

But the Wales boss admitted: "Had we lost this game, I would have been out the door, no doubt.

"It's a win and, for me as a manager, looking at our squad of players and all the pull-outs we had, I am delighted.

"I wanted us to look after the performance and we did that. We may have ridden our luck a bit but I thought we deserved to win.

"I enjoyed the win tonight more than any other because there has been a lot said and we were up against it. The players stood up to the test."

Coleman is in talks with the Football Association of Wales over a new contract, but question marks remain over his future.

"The contract will be talked about but nothing has changed. I am not sure what anyone can do if we haven't got our best players all the time.

"We need all our best players for a lot more of the time than we have had. It would make no difference what manager is sitting here in front of you.

"I don't know what I can do when we haven't got them. I know what I can do when we have them and how we can play.

"But we have come into this camp, with a lot of withdrawals and we have won. We now face a huge test on Tuesday against one of the best teams on the planet in Belgium and I am not looking beyond that."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Newcastle assistant John Carver says sorry after row with fan at Southampton

Assistant manager John Carver has apologised for a heated row with a supporter before Newcastle's defeat at Southampton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves Cardiff City by mutual consent

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has left Cardiff City by mutual consent after nine months in charge.

Premier League: Burnley boss Sean Dyche happy to stick to underdog status

Burnley boss Sean Dyche accepts that the Clarets will be regarded as underdogs in the Premier League this season.

Mail Box

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property