Chris Coleman, the Wales national team manager has been floated as one of the men likely to be approached by England to take charge of the Three Lions following the resignation of Roy Hodgson.
Coleman proved his status one of the top coaches at the 2016 Euro tournament after masterminding his team’s rise from a goal down to beat Belgium 3 – 1 in the quarter finals.
As England shops around for a new manager, the Welshman, fielding questions from journalists ahead of the semis, declared that the only nation he has a heart for is Wales.
“Not that I would get offered it anyway, but it’s something I would never rule in, to be honest with you,” Coleman said. “I have a lot of time and respect for Roy Hodgson, he’s a very good manager.
“He’s lost his job so England will search again but that’s not even – it’s something that would never, ever enter my thinking. I’m a Welshman through and through. At international level, I’ve only ever wanted Wales,” he noted.
Coleman will be hoping that the fairy tale for his team continues at the tournament as they look forward to the match against Portugal in the penultimate clash of the tournament.