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Man Utd legend Giggs favourite to replace Wales coach Coleman ahead of Jackett, Hughes

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is emerging as favourite to succeed Chris Coleman as Wales coach.

Coleman stated after Wales had reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 that the current World Cup campaign would be his last in charge.

But Coleman's stance appears to have softened and he will speak to his Football Association of Wales employers about the future, probably before a planned Cardiff friendly next month.

Bookies have Giggs as favourite to be next Wales manager.

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett is second, Stoke chief Mark Hughes, a former Wales manager, is third favourite,

"There's a chance I can and a chance I won't," Coleman replied when asked if it was possible he could continue in a job he has held since January 2012.

"I can't give an answer right now. It's not just a matter of signing a new contract, the FAW have been great with me.

"I asked them to leave me alone as my contract has been running down and all the questions were getting asked.

"I wanted to concentrate on getting results. There'll be a conversation in due course and my contract is until the summer.

"But right now, I'm thinking about the experience. I'll go back to my family and take a bit of time.

"When the dust settles we'll see where we go."

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