Wales boss Coleman wanted by Aston Villa and Swansea

Date published: Wednesday 6th April 2016 9:40

Wales manager Chris Coleman has emerged as a target for Aston Villa and Swansea City, according to reports.

Coleman’s deal with the Welsh FA is set to expire after Euro 2016, and the 45-year-old admitted talks to extend his contract last month “never went very far”.

The Daily Mirror report that Aston Villa are now considering approaching the former Fulham manager to replace Frenchman Remi Garde, who was sacked last week.

Nigel Pearson is the current favourite to take over at Villa Park, while David Moyes and Steve Bruce have also been linked with the post.

On Monday, former Villa striker Dwight Yorke also threw his hat into the ring and revealed he has the backing of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Swansea, meanwhile, are set to review current manager Francesco Guidolin’s position at the end of the season.

The 60-year-old has helped steer the Welsh club away from the threat of relegation but is reportedly in the frame to replace Antonio Conte as Italy boss following the European Championships.

Coleman made almost 200 appearances for the Swans as a player but it is understood the club’s main target remains a return for former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

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