Chris Coleman

Where is Chris Coleman now?

After a car crash prematurely ended his playing career at the age of 31, Chris Coleman moved into a coaching career with Fulham in 2002.

Initially working under manager Jean Tigana, Coleman took over first-team affairs as caretaker manager when Tigana was sacked in April 2003 and successfully steered Fulham away from relegation danger.

Due to his success, Coleman was appointed permanent manager in May 2033, making him the youngest manager in the Premier League.

A fine first season saw Fulham finishing in ninth place but after selling a lot of their best players over the coming years including the likes of Edwin van der Sar and Louis Saha, the team struggled and Coleman was sacked in 2007.

After brief spells with Real Sociedad and Coventry City, Coleman started a media career in television as a co-commentator for ITV.

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In 2011, Chris Coleman was back in football management with Greek side Larissa but left after the club fell into financial difficulties.

In January 2012 Chris Coleman was named as successor to the late Gary Speed as the Welsh national team manager.

After missing out on qualification to the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil, Chris Coleman’s Wales team managed to qualify for Euro 2016, the first time they had qualified for a major tournament since 1958.

The team was a revelation in the tournament, topping their group (which included England), and beating Northern Ireland and a highly fancied Belgium team before losing in the semi-finals to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

Due to his success with Wales, Hull City approached the Football Association of Wales for permission to talk to Coleman about becoming their new manager but the approach was immediately rejected.

After failing to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Coleman left his role as Wales head coach in November 2017 and joined struggling Championship side Sunderland on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

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Chris Coleman: Premier League Statistics

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