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Hartson says Man Utd ace Giggs, Savage, Davies should all make Wales return

John Hartson would attempt to bring Ryan Giggs, Simon Davies and Robbie Savage out of international retirement if he became Wales coach.

The former West Ham and Celtic striker has reiterated his desire to replace John Toshack, who stood down yesterday, and dismissed concerns over his lack of coaching experience.

"They (Wales) gave Mark Hughes his first job and look how well Mark Hughes has done since," Hartson told BBC Radio 4.

"I've done my (coaching) badges in recent years. I have worked under great managers, I've picked up a lot during my career and I just feel that it's a job I would love to do.

"I feel I excelled for Wales in terms of playing and it's a job that would really appeal to me.

"I know the system that I would like to play and I'd open the door for Savage, Giggs, Davies...because the Wales team would be a stronger side with them in it.

"There would be no egos, we'd all be pulling in the same direction and obviously thinking about the side."

Savage retired from international football in 2005 after a row with Toshack, Manchester United legend Giggs last played for his country in 2007 and Fulham midfielder Davies called time on his Wales career last month.

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