Craig Bellamy to take over as Wales manager and target World Cup spot

Former Wales international won 78 caps as a playerFAW also considered Willy Sagnol and Thierry Henry

Craig Bellamy is expected to be appointed the new Wales manager within the next 24 hours. The 44-year-old, who won 78 caps for the country before retiring from international duty in 2013, is poised to succeed his former Wales teammate Rob Page. Bellamy will be tasked with leading Wales to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

The former forward worked as an assistant manager to Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht and Burnley but is now set for his first senior management role. He missed out on the Wales job to Ryan Giggs in 2018 and quickly emerged as the preferred candidate of the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

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