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2018 World Cup with Wales over Hull City job for Coleman

Wales manager Chris Coleman has revealed that his desire to lead the team to 2018 World Cup forced him to reject an offer from Hull City in the summer.

Coleman was strongly linked to replace Steve Bruce at Hull but eventually decided to continue his job with Wales after a successful Euro2016.

The Dragons will begin their qualifying campaign for Russia with a home fixture against Group D minnows Moldova on Monday.

"If I didn't have the same hunger and desire, I would have gone somewhere else," said Coleman.

"We're all human beings. In my industry, if somebody comes calling, especially in the Premier League, then of course you do get your head turned a little bit.

"But the overriding factor for me was trying to qualify again and trying to go to a major tournament

"I've still got the hunger for that and the desire, almost a desperation to do it again, having witnessed the scenes in the summer.

"I'd have to use that word 'desperate' to make sure that we do it again or give it our best shot.

"What we did in the summer is not enough for me, and I still feel that excitement of leading my country."

Vyom Chaudhary
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