Wales manager Chris Coleman has stated that he would have to move abroad in a bid to achieve his Champions League ambitions.
His present deal with the Football Association of Wales deal expires at the end of the month and the 47-year old was more than happy to divulge what the future might hold for him in his latest press conference. In his words, the former Fulham manager said: “I have always stressed I would love to experience working in the Champions League.”
“I am not going to get that from a club in the Premier League. It is just not going to happen. Not now. To do that I would probably have to travel.” he added.
Speaking further, Coleman, who has previously managed Spanish side Real Sociedad and Greek team AEL outside the United Kingdom, revealed that he is not ready to wait for ‘limited’ opportunities in the United Kingdom in his quest to manage a team in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
He stated that: “There are very few managers that are in a position to say where they want to work. Jobs in the industry are few and far between.”
“That would be a realistic path for me to take whenever my time is up with Wales. I am not afraid to travel.” he concluded.
His Welsh team played a 1-1 draw with Panama in an international friendly on Tuesday and the game could be the former Wales international player’s last game in charge.
He has had a hugely successful reign as Wales manager with his biggest achievement coming last summer when he led his team to the semifinal stage at the European Championships. Coleman was however unable to build on that success after Wales missed out on a World Cup playoff spot to Home Nations’ rival, Republic of Ireland.