DAILY MAIL 🔵 Wales draw up list of potential Rob Page replacements – Shango Media
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DAILY MAIL 🔵 Wales draw up list of potential Rob Page replacements

  • Rob Page admitted he was under pressure after Wales’ 4-0 loss against Slovakia 
  • Steve Cooper is believed to be focused on a return to the Premier League dugout
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Rob Page’s future as Wales boss is looking increasingly bleak with FA chiefs already turning their mind to possible replacements.

Page admitted he was under pressure after Wales’ dismal display in losing 4-0 at Slovakia on June 9, when fans called for his departure – as they did following a 0-0 draw in Gibraltar last Thursday.

Mail Sport understands Steve Cooper would be the No1 choice if Page is dismissed though as things stand, the former Nottingham Forest boss is focused on a return to club football and is among those under consideration by Leicester as they look to replace Enzo Maresca.

Welsh FA (FAW) bosses are weighing their options, with their Nations League campaign beginning in September with a home game against Turkey. 

Under-21 coach Matty Jones is another possibility while Wales could also look to appoint a well-known ex-player – as they did with Ryan Giggs – alongside an experienced coach like Osian Roberts.

Rob Page's future as Wales manager is looking increasingly bleak amid a torrid run of form

Steve Cooper leads a list of potential replacements, devised by the Wales FA this week

Page steered Wales to Euro 2020 and then to the country's first World Cup since 1958 in 2023

Page steered Wales to Euro 2020 qualification in 2021 after taking charge midway through the campaign and then led them to their first World Cup since 1958. 

But Wales’ displays at Qatar 2022 were so poor that Page began to feel the heat, even though he came within a penalty shoot-out of guiding them to Euro 2024 as well.

The 49-year-old’s deal runs for two more years and despite Wales defeat by Poland in the Euro 2024 play-offs, he was given a public vote of confidence by FAW president Steve Williams but officials were so alarmed by the games against Gibraltar and Slovakia – as well as the reaction of supporters’ – that they are now actively considering alternatives.

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