Friday, 27 January 2012

New boss starting to make his mark

Chris Coleman confirmed yesterday that fellow former Wales centre half Kit Symons is set to become part of his backroom staff, as he prepares to take charge of his first game in the Big Apple.  

The Fulham Academy manager is set to be appointed within the next week, and Osian Roberts is poised to remain part of the set up, although the future of Raymond Verheijen looks uncertain.

Kit Symons
Coleman confirmed that he is set to talk with the Dutchman upon his return from a break in Dubai in the coming weeks, but it is looking unlikely that he will have much of a future in the Welsh setup. 

It is believed that Verheijen and Roberts are set to take charge of Gary Speed’s memorial game against Costa Rica at the end of next month.

Coleman’s first official game in charge looks set to take place in New York in what would be a glamour friendly against Mexico.

Nothing has been confirmed yet but the 27th of May has been pencilled in along with a few venues. History could me made if the game takes place at the new Yankee Stadium home of the famous New York Yankees’, as it would be the first game of ‘soccer’ to take place at the historic venue.

The New Yankee Stadium
Wales have never beaten Mexico in their two previous encounters with their best result coming in the group stages of the 1958 World Cup, where they drew 1-1.

The schedule before the World Cup Qualifiers will be crucial for Coleman and his team as they will look to gather momentum and ensure a good start to the upcoming campaign.

Coleman is slowly going about putting his team together and you can expect more clarity after the Costa Rica game. The potential trip would not only be a once in a lifetime trip for fans it could well provide him and his team extra time with his players. 

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