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Date published: Saturday 13th January 2018 5:22

Chris Coleman has taken a swipe at Mark Bowen as his former team-mate attempts to succeed him as Wales manager.

Bowen was a surprise late candidate for the Wales job after leaving his position as Stoke assistant manager, being interviewed for the vacancy alongside Ryan Giggs, Osian Roberts and Craig Bellamy this week.

But Sunderland boss Coleman, speaking to radio reporters after his side’s 4-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat at Cardiff, clearly remembers Bowen’s analysis as a television pundit during his time as Wales manager.

“Bowen should do well, as I remember when I was the manager and he was talking on TV he had all the answers after the game,” Coleman said sarcastically.

“So let’s just see.”

On the candidacy of bookies’ favourite Giggs, Coleman added: “I shared a dressing room with Ryan and he is a great fellow, a top fellow.

“It’s hard to call whoever gets it.

“But being a Welshman myself they will have my support whoever gets it. I couldn’t tell you who is going to get it as I don’t know, but with my six years in that job I know my way around the international track.

“If anybody wants to talk to me about my experience they can, 100 per cent.”

It is expected that the Football Association of Wales will name its new manager in the next few days.

The FAW is keen to make an appointment before the UEFA Nations League draw, which takes place in Switzerland…



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